13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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13 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Port Macquarie
Fly + ferry:  31​h
1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  30​h
End: Port Macquarie

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, then stop by Chinook and Company, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the long history of Totem Bight State Historical Park, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and finally hike along Deer Mountain Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan vacation maker tool .

Port Macquarie, Australia to Ketchikan is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Macquarie to Ketchikan is minus 19 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ketchikan when traveling from Port Macquarie in May, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Zipline

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and stop by Cabin Fever.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage route maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

2
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.
On the 12th (Wed), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Lutheran Church, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seward journey planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In May in Seward, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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