15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly + Ferry:  14​h
1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Homer
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Tampa, Florida

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan online trip planner .

Tampa to Ketchikan is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in June, with highs in Ketchikan at 62°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, then hike along Mount Roberts Trail, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau online trip builder .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Mendenhall Glacier ©
Mendenhall Glacier

3
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Visiting Davidson Glacier and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like State Sreet and Broadway Street and Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. Venture out of the city with trips to Haines (Hammer Museum & Chilkoot River). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip planner .

Fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Haines
Highlights from your plan
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

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.
On the 10th (Thu), hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Byron Glacier Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or drive. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

5
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Kachemak Bay State Park. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Bishop's Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Homer: Holgate Glacier (in Seward) and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (in Soldotna). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. June in Homer sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Holgate Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier

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