15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska itinerary planner

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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hoonah
— 1 night
Fly
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
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Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and get a dose of the wild on Ketchikan Helicopters.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan trip itinerary website.

Cedar Rapids to Ketchikan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cedar Rapids to Ketchikan, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Ketchikan is a bit cooler than Cedar Rapids - with highs of 62°F and lows of 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 · Parks

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then don't miss a visit to Mendenhall Glacier. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Juneau trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoonah.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Hoonah

— 1 night
Hoonah is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Yaakw Kahidi Cultural Center and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoonah online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Juneau to Hoonah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Hoonah

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. On the next day, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

Start your trip to Homer by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Hoonah to Homer takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Homer, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: push the limits with Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures, then explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 4 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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, stop by Grizzly's Gifts, and take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Anchorage road trip planning site.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.