15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip maker

Make it your trip
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Whittier
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
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Drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Fly to Ketchikan International Airport, Drive to Petersburg
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Petersburg
— 1 day
Drive
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
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Anchorage

— 3 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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, make a trip to Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, stop by Cabin Fever, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage route planner.

Cozumel, Mexico to Anchorage is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cozumel in July, with highs in Anchorage at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Whittier.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Whittier

— 1 night
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Whittier visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Whittier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in August, expect Whittier to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Whittier

Tours · Outdoors

Seward

— 2 nights

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 4th (Tue): meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and then contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

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You can drive from Whittier to Seward in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Seward sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Petersburg

— 1 day
Petersburg is a census-designated place in Petersburg Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Clausen Memorial Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Petersburg day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seward to Petersburg. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Petersburg

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, admire the majestic nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sitka trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Petersburg to Sitka. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mendenhall Glacier.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Juneau road trip tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · 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.