14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
3
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
4
Whittier
— Few hours
5
Seward
— 2 nights
6
Juneau
— 2 nights
7
Sitka
— 1 night
8
Ketchikan
— Few hours

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Anchorage trip itinerary builder.

Washington DC to Anchorage is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. In May, Anchorage is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your trip

2
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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Fairbanks Ice Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and then find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fairbanks trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Fairbanks can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
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Theme Park
Pioneer Park
3.9

2
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Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
On the 3rd (Thu), view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip planning website.

Getting from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Whittier.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Husky Homestead
4.8
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.6

few
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Whittier

Whittier
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Whittier day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Whittier takes 10 hours. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in June, you will find days in Whittier are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Seward.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Harding Ice Field Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Exit Glacier, and then explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seward trip tool.

Traveling by car from Whittier to Seward takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June in Seward, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Geologic Formation
Exit Glacier
4.7

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 7th (Mon), trek along Gold Creek Flume Trail, then observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Seward to Juneau by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Zipline
Zipline
4.8
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Waterfall
Nugget Falls
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Mendenhall Glacier
4.8

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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then view the masterpieces at Island Artists Gallery, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fortress of the Bear, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, and finally stroll through Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.8

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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.
For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan travel route builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 50°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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