15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska itinerary planner

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Tampa

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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 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Snorkel Alaska, get interesting insight from Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Caribou Creek Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, then trek along Deer Mountain Trail, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan online trip builder.

Tampa to Ketchikan is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car 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 cooler weather when traveling from Tampa in June: high temperatures in Ketchikan hover around 62°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Trails

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 20th (Sun), don't miss a visit to St. Nicholas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Roberts Trail, then get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Perseverance National Recreation Trail. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Juneau day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3.5 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

Skagway

— 3 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Moore Cabin and State Street and Broadway Street. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chilkoot River. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Yakutania Point, stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Skagway Spirits Distillery.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Skagway travel route planner.

Getting from Juneau to Skagway by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Native Heritage Center. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Alaska Botanical Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alyeska Ski Area, and identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 28th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, then appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer road trip planning site.

Drive from Anchorage to Homer in 4.5 hours. In June in Homer, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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.
On the 30th (Wed), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Marathon.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Seward trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Seward sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.