14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
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Sitka
— 2 nights
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
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Seward
— 1 night
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Homer
— 2 nights

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Creek Street and Totem Bight State Historical Park. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Ketchikan Helicopters. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip website.

Charlotte to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-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. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Charlotte to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in May: highs in Ketchikan hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Ketchikan Helicopters ©
Ketchikan Helicopters
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

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Sitka

Sitka ©
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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Island Artists Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sitka Lutheran Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ketchikan to Sitka by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. May in Sitka sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau holiday builder app.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Juneau are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Zipline

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Anchorage

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Native Heritage Center will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Phillips Cruises and Tours in Whittier (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Girdwood Brewing Company, take a memorable drive along Seward Hwy, and look for gifts at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Anchorage are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Seward fast, fun, and easy.

You can take a bus from Anchorage to Seward in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Seward are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Seward Community Library & Museum ©
Seward Community Library & Museum
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Homer trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seward to Homer by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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