15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel planner
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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau, Ferry to Skagway
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 5 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau

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Ketchikan — 3 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Rain Barrel and Scanlon Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Creek Street and Totem Bight State Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, kick back and relax at Rotary Beach, steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ketchikan sightseeing tool.

Juneau to Ketchikan is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Skagway.
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Skagway — 3 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Klondike Brewing Company and BearHead Photography Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1 and Moore Cabin. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, examine the collection at Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum, and shop like a local with Alaska Art Colony.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Skagway in 11 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Skagway are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Wells Fargo Museum. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, tour in style with a train tour, explore the activities along Lake Hood Harbor, and deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Homer.
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Homer — 5 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norman Lowell Gallery and Bear Creek Winery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Homer Brewing Company and Kilcher Homestead Living Museum. Fill the 25th (Tue) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial, and explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Homer trip maker site.

Drive from Anchorage to Homer in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Anchorage in July, expect nights in Homer to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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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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