15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 1 night
Drive
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kodiak Island
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Juneau
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
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.
Fairbanks is known for museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks route planner.

Orlando to Fairbanks is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Orlando to Fairbanks, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in May, things will get colder in Fairbanks: highs are around 61°F and lows about 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Seward trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Fairbanks to Seward in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Fairbanks in May, plan for slightly colder days in Seward, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, explore and take pictures at Seward Hwy, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Anchorage online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Kodiak Island.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kodiak Island

— 2 nights
Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak Island boasts a plethora of outdoor activities all year round.
Kodiak Island is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with Fish N' Chips Charters, learn about all things military at Kodiak Military History Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kodiak Island Brewing Company, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium & Touch Tank.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kodiak Island itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Anchorage to Kodiak Island with the Route module. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anchorage in May: highs in Kodiak Island hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Juneau.

Things to do in Kodiak Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, then explore the striking landscape at 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 photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau day trip tool.

You can fly from Kodiak Island to Juneau in 5.5 hours. Another option is to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Sitka

— 2 nights
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 20th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, shop like a local with Island Artists Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Sitka Lutheran Church, and finally meet the residents at Fortress of the Bear.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sitka trip planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Ketchikan

— 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.