15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Whittier
— 2 nights
Train to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Phoenix

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Fairbanks

— 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like HooDoo Brewing Company and Hoarfrost Distilling. Spend the 30th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum, and stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip maker.

Phoenix to Fairbanks is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Fairbanks is minus 2 hours. In April, Fairbanks is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 43°F and lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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 1st (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Homer Brewing Company. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pratt Museum, get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grace Ridge Brewery.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Homer day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Fairbanks to Homer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fairbanks in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Homer, with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Whittier.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Whittier

— 2 nights
Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at Prince William Sound Museum and then make a trip to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Whittier road trip website.

Traveling by car from Homer to Whittier takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Whittier can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Whittier

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Shrine of St Therese, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach, then make a trip to Alaska Governor’s Mansion, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, and then stay fit while traveling at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Juneau travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Whittier to Juneau in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Whittier in May, you will find days in Juneau are somewhat warmer (60°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Sitka

— 2 nights
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. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sitka trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Totem Heritage Center and Saxman Native Village will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Southeast Alaska Discovery Center and Alaska Stone Art. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. May in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

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.