14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

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14 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry + Fly:  2​h
3
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Homer
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Seward
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Fairbanks
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Asheville

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Sealaska Heritage - Walter Soboleff Building has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, don't miss a visit to Trickster Company, and stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau vacation builder site .

Asheville to Juneau is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Juneau is minus 4 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Asheville in April: highs in Juneau hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

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

1
night
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 Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show as well as Totem Bight State Historical Park. On the 9th (Thu), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show ©
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show

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 10th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sitka trip builder .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Sitka are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Anchor River, kick back and relax at Homer Spit, get all the information you need at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Homer trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Sitka to Homer in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Sitka in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Homer, with lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Anchor River
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Bunnell Street Arts Center ©
Bunnell Street Arts Center

1
night
Seward

Seward ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Irbi Knives as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. On the 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Irbi Knives, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seward visit planner .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Irbi Knives ©
Irbi Knives

2
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, and finally stop by Cabin Fever.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. April in Anchorage sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

4
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
You've added Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, Paws for Adventure, Gold Dredge 8, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Fairbanks, make a side trip to see Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Anchorage in April, with highs in Fairbanks at 43°F and lows at 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Claus House, Chena Hot Springs Resort
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Paws for Adventure ©
Paws for Adventure

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