13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
2
Anchorage
— 3 nights
3
Homer
— 1 night
4
Juneau
— 1 night
5
Sitka
— 2 nights
6
Ketchikan
— 2 nights

2
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 2nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Alaskan Pipeline, see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus House, and finally examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fairbanks online road trip planner.

Asheville to Fairbanks is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Asheville to Fairbanks, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Fairbanks is much colder than Asheville - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alaskan Pipeline, Santa Claus House
Highlights from your plan
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Santa Claus House ©
Santa Claus House

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.
You've now added Alaska Zoo to your itinerary. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Fairbanks, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Anchorage, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. You will leave for Homer on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska Jewish Museum ©
Alaska Jewish Museum
The Roundhouse at Alyeska ©
The Roundhouse at Alyeska

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, thenget a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Homer trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Anchorage in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Homer. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Anchor River State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center ©
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Juneau road trip planner.

Getting from Homer to Juneau by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Juneau, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog ©
Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog
Last Chance Mining Museum ©
Last Chance Mining Museum

2
nights
Sitka

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fortress of the Bear, Sitka Sound Science Center and Sitka Centennial Visitors Center. On the 8th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, thenget engrossed in the history at Sitka Centennial Visitors Center, and then get curious at Sitka Sound Science Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sitka trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Juneau in March since evenings lows in Sitka dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fortress of the Bear ©
Fortress of the Bear
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

2
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arctic Spirit Gallery as well as Caribbean Gems. On the 11th (Wed), kick back and relax at Rotary Beach, thenexplore the galleries of Totem Heritage Center, thenlook for gifts at Caribbean Gems, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan online tour planner.

Fly from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Ketchikan are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Caribbean Gems ©
Caribbean Gems
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center

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