13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
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Sitka
— 1 night
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Juneau
— 3 nights
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Whittier
— 1 night
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Seward
— 2 nights

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Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Creek Street and Misty Fjords National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an unforgettable tour with Ketchikan Helicopters, get interesting insight from Tours, and immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip planner.

New York City to Ketchikan is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Ketchikan to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

1
night
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. On the 2nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sitka trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Ketchikan to Sitka by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. June in Sitka sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mendenhall Glacier.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Juneau holiday maker site.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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Anchorage

Anchorage ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop, then contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and finally trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Anchorage trip maker tool.

Fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Whittier.

Things to do in Anchorage

Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

1
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Whittier

Whittier
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): trek along Portage Pass Trail and then tour the old-fashioned way with Phillips Cruises and Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Whittier day trip site.

You can drive from Anchorage to Whittier in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Anchorage in June, with highs in Whittier at 59°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

2
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Seward

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.
On the 9th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward route website.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Seward takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Seward, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Helicopter Tours

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