15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  2​h
5
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and Portage Glacier. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage day trip app .

Dublin, Ireland to Anchorage is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Anchorage is minus 9 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

2
nights
Seward

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 12th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seward itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anchorage in July, you will find days in Seward are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Homer Spit, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Homer online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Homer are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

1
night
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 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sitka visit planner.

Fly from Homer to Sitka in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Zipline

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Step out of Juneau with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hoonah--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau tour website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Juneau are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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