15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska vacation planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Detroit


Anchorage — 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Kincaid Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cook Inlet and Friends of Eagle River Nature. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

Make your Anchorage itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Detroit to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Detroit in August: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 66°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seward.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Seward — 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Mt. Marathon, explore the activities along Seward Boat Harbor, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, trek along Harding Ice Field Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bear Glacier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seward trip planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Homer.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Homer — 3 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Pratt Museum. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Homer Spit, pause for some photo ops at Seafarer's Memorial, get all the information you need at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and sample the tasty concoctions at Homer Brewing Company.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Homer tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Homer are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Juneau — 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Roberts Trail and Photography Tours. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Zipline will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: stroll through Perseverance National Recreation Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Juneau online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Homer to Juneau takes 8 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.