15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Haines, Ferry to Skagway
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Richmond


Homer — 3 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, then appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial, and finally stroll around Coal Point Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the exciting artwork at Ptarmigan Arts, then take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Grace Ridge Brewery.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Homer day trip planner.

Richmond to Homer is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Homer is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Richmond in June, expect nights in Homer to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are colder, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Skagway.
Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Skagway — 2 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hike along Yakutania Point, then steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin, then make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, and finally stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, then look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown, then stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Lower Reid Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Skagway driving holiday app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Homer to Skagway in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Skagway sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Juneau.
Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Juneau — 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Photography Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Perseverance National Recreation Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Mount Roberts Trail, stroll through Eagle Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Juneau day trip app.

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Sitka.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Sitka — 2 nights

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. state of Alaska. On the 13th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka travel route planner.

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Ketchikan — 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 15th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and finally hike along Deer Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska, view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan journey builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Alaska travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.