15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + ferry:  20​h 45​min
1
Ketchikan
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Skagway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Haines
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Palmer
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Talkeetna
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan tour itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Ketchikan is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in October: high temperatures in Ketchikan hover around 13°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Tongass Historical Museum ©
Tongass Historical Museum

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Mount Roberts Trail. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, then observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and finally head outdoors with Sawyer Glacier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner .

Getting from Ketchikan to Juneau by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Ketchikan in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Juneau. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sawyer Glacier ©
Sawyer Glacier
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail

1
night
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway route builder site .

Getting from Juneau to Skagway by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Skagway are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Skagway Museum and Archives ©
Skagway Museum and Archives

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 6th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Haines Brewing Company, contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River, then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, then see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, then see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Haines travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. October in Haines sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center

2
nights
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 8th (Tue), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, and finally stroll around Bishop's Beach Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts, and then view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer travel planner.

Fly from Haines to Homer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In October in Homer, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park

1
night
Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Independence Mine State Historical Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bodenburg Butte, then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Palmer journey builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Homer to Palmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Homer in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Palmer, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bodenburg Butte ©
Bodenburg Butte
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Hatcher Pass and Byers Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Aurora Dora and Talkeetna Historical Society Museum. Explore Talkeetna's surroundings by going to Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod (in Willow) and Denali State Park (in Trapper Creek). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, don't miss a visit to Cubby's Marketplace, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, and get outside with Hurricane Turn.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Talkeetna online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Palmer to Talkeetna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatcher Pass, Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod, Denali State Park
Highlights from your plan
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Denali State Park ©
Denali State Park
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass

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