15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Palmer
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + ferry:  8​h 30​min
4
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
6
Ketchikan
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bishop's Beach Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Homer trip itinerary planning website .

Seattle to Homer is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Homer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Homer reach 63°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodenburg Butte and Horseback Riding Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Hatcher Pass and Pioneer Falls. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm, admire the majestic nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, explore the striking landscape at Matanuska Glacier, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bearpaw River Brewing Company.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Palmer journey maker website .

Getting from Homer to Palmer by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Palmer are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Palmer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alaska, Bearpaw River Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass
Bodenburg Butte ©
Bodenburg Butte

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora. Keep things going the next day: stop by Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, and then get outside with Hurricane Turn.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Talkeetna attractions planning site .

Traveling by train from Palmer to Talkeetna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Talkeetna sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Visiting Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Gold Rush Cemetery and Skagway Museum and Archives. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Skagway: Haines (American Bald Eagle Foundation, Hammer Museum, & more). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier and stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Skagway route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Talkeetna to Skagway takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Talkeetna in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Skagway, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Haines
Highlights from your plan
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sawyer Glacier and Mendenhall Glacier. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Roberts Trail. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Caribou Crossings, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sawyer Glacier ©
Sawyer Glacier
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail

1
night
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll around Potlatch Totem Park, view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company, then get answers to all your questions at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center

Similar Plans

18 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Hawaii & Alaska BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Island of Hawaii & Alaska BY A USER FROM INDIA July, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans