15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 1 night
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Los Angeles

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Snorkel Alaska and Deer Mountain Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Totem Heritage Center and Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Caribou Creek Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip planner.

Los Angeles to Ketchikan is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Ketchikan to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Sitka.
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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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral, shop like a local with Island Artists Gallery, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then step into the grandiose world of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, and finally admire the majestic nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sitka online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Sitka sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 21st (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and finally trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Mount Roberts Trail, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Juneau vacation planner.

You can fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Skagway.
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Skagway — 2 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then hike along Yakutania Point, then steep yourself in history at Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail. On the next day, stroll through Upper Dewey Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, then shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Skagway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Anchorage.
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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 25th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then explore the activities along Cook Inlet, then steep yourself in history at Indian Valley Mine & Gifts, and finally see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alyeska Ski Area, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then trek along Byron Glacier Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage online travel planner.

Getting from Skagway to Anchorage by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Seward.
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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 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Bear Glacier, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the activities along Seward Boat Harbor, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mt. Marathon.

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Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in June, expect nights in Seward to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Homer.
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Homer — 3 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Bishop's Beach Park, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, then get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then gain insight at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ptarmigan Arts.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Homer trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Homer are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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