14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Haines
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Syracuse

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Anchorage

— 2 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.
Get outdoors at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Byron Glacier Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Seward Hwy, get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Museum of Science & Nature, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and identify plant and animal life at Friends of Eagle River Nature.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Anchorage trip itinerary maker tool.

Syracuse to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In September, Anchorage is a bit cooler than Syracuse - with highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skagway

— 3 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Your inner history buff will appreciate State Street and Broadway Street and Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. Trail of '98 Museum and Skagway Museum and Archives are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, and stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Skagway tour planner.

You can fly from Anchorage to Skagway in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Haines

— 3 nights

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Take a break from the city and head to The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Off-Road Tours. Get some cultural insight at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center and Hammer Museum. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River, see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and stroll through Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

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

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. In September in Haines, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Sitka.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Sitka

— 2 nights
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. On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Sitka Lutheran Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Island Artists Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House.

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Traveling by flight from Haines to Sitka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

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 12th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, and then trek along Deer Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company, and finally admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ketchikan travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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.