15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
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Seward
— 1 night
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
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Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, walk around Saxman Native Village, and take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan online trip itinerary maker.

Orlando to Ketchikan is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Orlando to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 59°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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. On the 12th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, steep yourself in history at Sitka Lutheran Church, then view the masterpieces at Island Artists Gallery, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sitka trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. May in Sitka sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Inside Passage, then admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Nicholas.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Juneau trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sitka to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Juneau are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Skagway

— 2 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 16th (Sun), look for gifts at Back Alley Rock Shop, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, and finally shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Skagway road trip site.

Fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Anchorage

— 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Alaska Jewish Museum, then contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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 18th (Tue): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seward sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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, get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, don't miss a visit to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fairbanks vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Seward to Fairbanks takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seward in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fairbanks, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.