13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Newark

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Seward

— 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

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.
Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seward holiday tool.

Newark to Seward is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Newark to Seward. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Seward: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Homer journey builder.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Anchorage

— 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip maker website.

You can drive from Homer to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's still lots to do: get your bearings at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Juneau tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

Start your trip to Ketchikan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. August in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · 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.