14 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
— 1 night
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Berlin


Fairbanks — 1 night

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, then go for a walk through Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at Santa Claus House. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and then get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks journey planner.

Berlin, Germany to Fairbanks is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Fairbanks, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Sitka.
Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip

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. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka day trip site.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Sitka in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fairbanks in September: high temperatures in Sitka hover around 17°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Ketchikan — 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 20th (Wed), cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip website.

Getting from Sitka to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Juneau — 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, don't miss a visit to Mendenhall Glacier, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Juneau trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Juneau, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Anchorage.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Anchorage — 4 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 wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage holiday planner.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.
Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Seward — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): browse the collection at Seward Community Library & Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seward road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Seward are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Alaska travel guide

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.