14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
— 3 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Memphis


Anchorage — 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Alaska Native Heritage Center. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, cruise along Seward Hwy, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and trek along Kincaid Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage itinerary maker site.

Memphis to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Memphis in May, plan for cooler days in Anchorage, with highs around 59°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Seward.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Seward — 2 nights

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 2nd (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seward trip app.

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in June, you will find days in Seward are little chillier (61°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Juneau — 3 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Family-friendly places like Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's still lots to do: take a memorable ride with Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Juneau trip planner.

Getting from Seward to Juneau by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sitka.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Sitka trip planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Nature

Ketchikan — 4 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Misty Fjords National Monument. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.