15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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1
Anchorage
— 2 nights
2
Homer
— 2 nights
3
Sitka
— 1 night
4
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
5
Haines
— 1 night
6
Skagway
— 2 nights
7
Juneau
— 4 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crow Creek Mine. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, then explore the activities along Cook Inlet, and finally explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Anchorage travel route planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Anchorage is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Nassau to Anchorage. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Nassau in August: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Homer Spit, then view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Homer trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Homer, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sitka trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Homer to Sitka takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Baranof Castle State Historical Site ©
Baranof Castle State Historical Site
St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): 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 hike along Deer Mountain Trail, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Tongass National Forest, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and then stop by The Rain Barrel.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan online vacation maker.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Haines.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Tongass National Forest ©
Tongass National Forest
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

1
night
Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours and then explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Haines travel route website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Haines takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center ©
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center
Off-Road Tours

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Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 10th (Mon), hike along Yakutania Point, don't miss a visit to Gold Rush Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Moore Cabin, and finally steep yourself in history at Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Upper Dewey Lake, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, then take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, then steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street, and finally trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake
Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery

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Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company and Perseverance National Recreation Trail. Get some cultural insight at Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Fairweather Gallery and Gifts. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, hike along Mount Roberts Trail, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip planning website.

Fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Juneau-Douglas City Museum ©
Juneau-Douglas City Museum
Photography Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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