15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h
2
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Skagway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Haines
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, then contemplate the long history of Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then stroll through Deer Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company, then steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip builder tool .

Newark to Ketchikan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Ketchikan is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for colder days in Ketchikan, with highs around 65°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Zipline

2
nights
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 7th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, engage your brain at Sitka Sound Science Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka trip tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

3
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gold Rush Cemetery and State Sreet and Broadway Street. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Alaska 360, look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown, don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, and steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sitka to Skagway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Zipline

2
nights
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 12th (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Hammer Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Haines trip builder tool .

You can drive from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along Mount Roberts Trail, make a trip to St. Nicholas, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC.

Plan my day in Juneau using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Haines to Juneau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Zipline
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Mendenhall Glacier ©
Mendenhall Glacier

3
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Keystone Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Valdez online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Juneau to Valdez in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Columbia Glacier ©
Columbia Glacier

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