15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 1 night
Drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Fly to Kodiak Island
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Kodiak Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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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 Orlando

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Fairbanks

— 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, shop like a local with University of Alaska Museum of the North, take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden, and find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fairbanks online journey planner.

Orlando to Fairbanks is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Fairbanks is minus 4 hours. In May, Fairbanks is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage journey planner.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Anchorage are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Seward

— 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seward trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Seward, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Kodiak Island.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Kodiak Island

— 1 night
Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak Island boasts a plethora of outdoor activities all year round.
On the 15th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kodiak Island Brewing Company.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kodiak Island day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Seward to Kodiak Island with the Route module. When traveling from Seward in May, plan for slightly colder days in Kodiak Island, with highs around 49°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Kodiak Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to St. Nicholas, then explore the activities along Inside Passage, then admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Juneau online visit planner.

Getting from Kodiak Island to Juneau by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. When traveling from Kodiak Island in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Juneau: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side 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. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, and then stroll through Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sitka route site.

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Sitka are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.