15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  13​h
1
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  2​h
6
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
You'll explore and learn at University of Alaska Museum of the North and Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chena Hot Springs Resort. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at HooDoo Brewing Company, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hoarfrost Distilling.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip app .

Dallas to Fairbanks is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dallas to Fairbanks. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dallas in February: high temperatures in Fairbanks hover around 11°F and lows are around -9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Chena Hot Springs Resort
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort

3
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Get outdoors at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Native Heritage Center. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eklutna Village Historic Park, examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage trip tool .

Getting from Fairbanks to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fairbanks in February, expect nights in Anchorage to be much hotter, around 15°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Homer Spit, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grace Ridge Brewery. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Anchor River State Recreation Area, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Gallery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Homer Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Homer online trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in February; daily highs in Homer reach 36°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Anchor River State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay and then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord and then sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Juneau travel route tool .

You can fly from Homer to Juneau in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay ©
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay

1
night
Sitka

Sitka ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Baranof Island Brewing Company.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka route planner.

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Juneau in February, with highs in Sitka at 42°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Baranof Island Brewing Company ©
Baranof Island Brewing Company

3
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rotary Beach, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, get your bearings at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then stroll through Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. February in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center

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