14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
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Ketchikan

— 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, then take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan itinerary planning site.

Salt Lake City to Ketchikan is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Ketchikan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for much colder days in Ketchikan, with highs around 66°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Juneau trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Seward

— 3 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.
When in Seward, make a side trip to see Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, approximately Kenai Fjords National Park away. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seward attractions planner.

Getting from Juneau to Seward by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Seward sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 3 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.
Anchorage is known for parks, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Fairbanks

— 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, then see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and then deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden, and then find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

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Fly from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fairbanks can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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.