12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 5 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Columbus

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 23rd (Sun), walk around Bishop's Beach Park, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Homer Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Pratt Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Ptarmigan Arts, then get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Homer trip itinerary maker site.

Columbus to Homer is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Homer is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Columbus in December, plan for little chillier days in Homer, with highs around 35°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°F. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Family-friendly places like Eagle Beach and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will thrill your kids. Head to Jewels by Kris and Juneau Arts & Humanitiesfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Wild about Denali in Denali National Park and Preserve (about 12h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, get engrossed in the history at Last Chance Mining Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Homer to Juneau by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. December in Juneau sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Let the collections at Totem Heritage Center and The Point capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Creek Street and The Soho Coho. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Tongass National Forest, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, stop by Tongass Trading Company, and identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Ketchikan: highs are around 40°F and lows about 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.