14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Seward
— 1 night
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Charlotte

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Ketchikan

— 2 nights

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, take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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

Charlotte to Ketchikan is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of 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 · 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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, stroll through 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 3.5 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 · Parks · Tours

Juneau

— 2 nights

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 fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Phillips Cruises and Tours and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Alaska Native Heritage Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Girdwood Brewing Company, and cruise along Seward Hwy.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Anchorage visit planner.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
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.

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You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. 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 bus and ferry. 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 · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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.