13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive to Wasilla, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
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Train to Anchorage, Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
3
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Skagway
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then make a trip to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram, then trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Roundhouse at Alyeska.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip planner.

Washington DC to Anchorage is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. In May, Anchorage is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

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Denali National Park and Preserve

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Savage River Loop Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Denali.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of car and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Snorkel Alaska as well as Ketchikan Helicopters. On the 4th (Fri), take an unforgettable tour with Ketchikan Helicopters and then get interesting insight from Snorkel Alaska.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan day trip website.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry from Denali National Park and Preserve to Ketchikan takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ketchikan, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 50°F. You'll set off for Sitka on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, then stroll through Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then trek along Herring Cove Trail, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sitka Centennial Visitors Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sitka route builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

2
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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Juneau Arts & Humanities, then appreciate the history behind The Whale Project, and finally get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, trek along Gold Creek Flume Trail, then make a trip to Trickster Company, then look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and finally steep yourself in history at Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Juneau are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum, steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin, stop by Aurora Jewelers, then make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally examine the collection at The Mascot Saloon.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway driving holiday planner.

Getting from Juneau to Skagway by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Skagway

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

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.