14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Newark

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Harding Ice Field Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park (about 32 minutes away). On the 11th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center and take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seward trip maker tool.

New York City to Seward is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New York City to Seward. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get cooler in Seward: highs are around 64°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. On your second day here, get your bearings at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Homer day trip planning website.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Homer are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage vacation maker tool.

Getting from Homer to Anchorage by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

3
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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 19th (Mon) 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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau road trip planning tool.

Getting from Anchorage to Juneau by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Anchorage in July, expect nights in Juneau to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

3
nights
Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, then steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, then admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.