15 days in Chandler & Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Chandler & Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Chandler
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to New York City

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Chandler

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the striking features of Taliesin West and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center and then take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chandler itinerary planner.

New York City to Chandler is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get a bit warmer in Chandler: highs are around 104°F and lows about 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Chandler

Outdoors · Shopping · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 27th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Chandler to Ketchikan in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chandler to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chandler in July, things will get colder in Ketchikan: highs are around 65°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take some stellar pictures from Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Anchorage

— 3 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 parks, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Anchorage trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Juneau in July, expect nights in Anchorage to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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 4th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seward trip planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Seward are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Homer

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally grab your bike and head to Homer Spit. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Homer visit planner.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Homer are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Alaska travel guide

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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.