14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
+2
Subway + Fly + Ferry:  13 h
1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Juneau
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Hoonah
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
5
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Anchorage
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Subway:  12 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Totem Bight State Historical Park. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan visit planner.

Washington DC to Ketchikan is an approximately 13- hour combination of subway, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Washington DC to Ketchikan, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: highs in Ketchikan hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau travel itinerary planner.

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 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Juneau

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

1
night
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve visit planning site.

Explore your travel options from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

1
night
Hoonah

Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. On the 19th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoonah road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Hoonah. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Hoonah

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and then stroll through Harding Ice Field Trail. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, then explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seward vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hoonah to Seward takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kenai Fjords National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier

4
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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop, stroll through Beluga Point, and identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage vacation tool.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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