15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  13​h
1
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  11​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and stroll through Deer Mountain Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan tour itinerary planning site .

New York City to Ketchikan is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Ketchikan hover around 62°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Juneau tour builder app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

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

4
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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

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

4
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.
Seward is known for wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seward online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anchorage in June, you will find days in Seward are slightly colder (61°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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