13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Raleigh/Durham

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and then explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seward trip planner.

Durham to Seward is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Durham in June: highs in Seward hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Anchorage

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and finally stroll through Beluga Point. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Cabin Fever, then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Anchorage trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 2 nights
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
On the 17th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, then trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve attractions site.

Traveling by train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. You'll set off for Juneau on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Juneau road trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Juneau in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Juneau, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Misty Fjords National Monument, then stroll through Deer Mountain Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan online holiday builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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.