15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska itinerary planner

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Washington DC

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Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, then appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial, and finally take an unforgettable tour with Alaska Ultimate Safaris. On your second day here, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Homer Spit, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Homer trip planner.

Washington DC to Homer is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Homer, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Homer hover around 63°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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.
On the 12th (Thu), get the adrenaline pumping with Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, trot along with Bardy's Trail Rides - Day Tour, then trek along Harding Ice Field Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bear Glacier.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seward online visit planner.

Getting from Homer to Seward by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, head outdoors with Portage Glacier Cruises, and then hike along Byron Glacier Trail. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Roundhouse at Alyeska, then take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area, and then see Girdwood Mushing Company.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Skagway

— 3 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Popular historic sites such as State Street and Broadway Street and Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1 are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Davidson Glacier and Skagway Float Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skagway: Haines (Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Hammer Museum, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin, get a taste of the local shopping with BearHead Photography Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway trip planner.

Fly from Anchorage to Skagway in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Skagway are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, and then hike along Mount Roberts Trail. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Juneau trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska, stop by The Rain Barrel, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then explore the galleries of Totem Heritage Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, then head outdoors with Ketchikan Helicopters, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Alaska travel guide

4.5
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.