13 days in Alaska Itinerary

13 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 1 night
Drive
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Newark

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Seward

— 2 nights

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 next day, explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seward tour builder site.

New York City to Seward is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New York City to Seward due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Seward reach 64°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Homer

— 1 night
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 31st (Fri), get advice or help at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, stroll through Homer Spit, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Homer trip maker tool.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Anchorage

— 2 nights

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 1st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Beluga Point.

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Getting from Homer to Anchorage by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Juneau trip planning tool.

Getting from Anchorage to Juneau by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Sitka

— 1 night
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 5th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, and then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sitka attractions planner.

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Ketchikan

— 4 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Deer Mountain Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, look for gifts at Chinook and Company, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Parks · 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.