15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Valdez
— 1 night
2
Anchorage
— 2 nights
3
Homer
— 2 nights
4
Haines
— 2 nights
5
Juneau
— 2 nights
6
Sitka
— 2 nights
7
Ketchikan
— 2 nights

1
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Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery and then delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, thenadmire all the interesting features of Dock Point Park & Trail, thentake an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valdez Glacier Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Valdez trip tool.

Seattle to Valdez is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Valdez. Traveling from Seattle in May, things will get little chillier in Valdez: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive ©
The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive

2
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Roundhouse at Alyeska, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and finally trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, thenexamine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Byron Glacier Trail.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage online vacation planner.

You can fly from Valdez to Anchorage in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Valdez in May, with highs in Anchorage at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 28th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, thenadd some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thenexplore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally stroll around Bishop's Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daytime highs in Homer are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Kayaking & Canoeing
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Haines trip maker app.

You can fly from Homer to Haines in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. When traveling from Homer in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Haines: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Davidson Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 1st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenkick back and relax at Eagle Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll through Mount Roberts Trail, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May in Juneau, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Photography Tours
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail

2
nights
Sitka

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. On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, trek along Herring Cove Trail, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sitka vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours
St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral

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nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour and then hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at The Rain Barrel, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, view the masterpieces at Scanlon Gallery, thenget engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, and finally hike along Deer Mountain Trail.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. June in Ketchikan sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

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