15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Ketchikan
— 1 night
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
3
Skagway
— 1 night
4
Haines
— 2 nights
5
Homer
— 2 nights
6
Palmer
— 1 night
7
Talkeetna
— 3 nights

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night
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan vacation app.

Singapore, Singapore to Ketchikan is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 17 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Caribou Creek Company ©
Caribou Creek Company

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then trek along Mount Roberts Trail. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and finally get outside with Sawyer Glacier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Juneau trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ketchikan in October since evenings lows in Juneau dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company ©
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, then make a trip to Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Lower Reid Falls.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Skagway tour builder.

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October in Skagway, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
BearHead Photography Gallery ©
BearHead Photography Gallery

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): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Haines Brewing Company, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River, then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, examine the collection at Hammer Museum, then see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Haines online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Haines

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

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, and finally walk around Bishop's Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, then view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts, and then shop like a local with Norman Lowell Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Homer online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Homer takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Homer are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. 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
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Palmer

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Independence Mine State Historical Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bodenburg Butte, then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Palmer trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Homer to Palmer takes 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 slightly colder in Palmer, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Bodenburg Butte ©
Bodenburg Butte
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Independence Mine State Historical Park

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nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hatcher Pass and Hurricane Turn. Museum-lovers will get to explore Aurora Dora and Talkeetna Historical Society Museum. Explore Talkeetna's surroundings by going to Denali State Park (in Trapper Creek) and Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod (in Willow). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, contemplate the waterfront views at Byers Lake, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna journey planning site.

Getting from Palmer to Talkeetna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Talkeetna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denali State Park, Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod, Hatcher Pass
Highlights from your plan
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass
Denali State Park ©
Denali State Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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