14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Train to Talkeetna
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Newark

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Talkeetna

— 1 night
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna online trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Talkeetna is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Talkeetna is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get much colder in Talkeetna: highs are around 55°F and lows about 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 8th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial, and finally learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Norman Lowell Gallery, view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts, and then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Homer trip maker.

You can drive from Talkeetna to Homer in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Homer are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Haines

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, explore the activities along Chilkoot River, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, then see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Haines holiday maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Haines in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. September in Haines sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Skagway

— 2 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then get engrossed in the history at Trail of '98 Museum, and finally look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum, trek along Yakutania Point, make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, then steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with BearHead Photography Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Skagway trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Haines to Skagway in 1.5 hours. September in Skagway sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sitka.

Things to do in Skagway

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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. On the 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Island Artists Gallery, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sitka road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Sitka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Ketchikan

— 4 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Deer Mountain Trail. Creek Street and Caribou Creek Company are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, and examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Alaska travel guide

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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.