12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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12 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Mobile
Fly + ferry:  11​h 45​min
1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Mobile

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 2nd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ketchikan tour itinerary maker tool .

Mobile to Ketchikan is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, Ketchikan is cooler than Mobile - with highs of 60°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beluga Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally look for gifts at Cabin Fever.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

4
nights
Seward

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Step out of Seward to go to Kenai Fjords National Park and see Exit Glacier, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, and meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seward tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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