13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Homer
— 3 nights
Fly to Haines, Ferry to Skagway
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Haines
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Salt Lake City

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Homer

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Ptarmigan Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Norman Lowell Gallery and Seafarer's Memorial. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Homer Spit.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Homer journey builder website.

Salt Lake City to Homer is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, you will find days in Homer are colder (63°F), and nights are little chillier (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Skagway

— 2 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Yakutania Point, stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin, then make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Mascot Saloon. On the next day, look for gifts at Back Alley Rock Shop, contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then get engrossed in the history at Trail of '98 Museum, and finally trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Skagway day trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Homer to Skagway takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Haines

— 2 nights

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation, then examine the collection at Hammer Museum, then explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kroschel Wildlife Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Haines trip itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. In September in Haines, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sitka.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Sitka

— 2 nights
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. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

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You can fly from Haines to Sitka in 5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Visit Creek Street and Saxman Native Village for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center and Tongass Historical Museum. There's much more to do: trek along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.