15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Homer
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  8​h 30​min
3
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2​h
5
Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aurora Dora, and finally get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Alaska Birch Syrup & Wild Harvest Products : Kahiltna Birchworks Shop, explore the activities along Byers Lake, then pause for some photo ops at Alaskan War Veterans Memorial, and finally head outdoors with Hurricane Turn.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Talkeetna road trip website .

Dallas to Talkeetna is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dallas to Talkeetna. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in Talkeetna at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Byers Lake ©
Byers Lake
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

2
nights
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, browse the exhibits of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and then examine the collection at Pratt Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bishop's Beach Park, get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Homer trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Talkeetna to Homer in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Talkeetna in July, expect nights in Homer to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Photography Tours
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Popular historic sites such as State Sreet and Broadway Street and Gold Rush Cemetery are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hammer Museum and Skagway Museum and Archives. Explore Skagway's surroundings by going to Haines (Chilkoot River & American Bald Eagle Foundation). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown, and shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Homer to Skagway in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Sitka.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haines
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Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

3
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. Get in touch with nature at Alaska Raptor Center and Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Michael's Cathedral and Russian Bishop's House. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sitka trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Skagway to Sitka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Totem Bight State Historical Park. Appreciate the collections at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center and Totem Heritage Center. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Misty Fjords National Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Zipline

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