16 days in Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
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Bus to Soldotna Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce, Taxi to Kenai, Fly to Dallas

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Ketchikan

— 2 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: cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and get your bearings at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan visit app.

Dallas to Ketchikan is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect Ketchikan to be colder, temps between 62°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Sitka

— 1 night
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 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka vacation maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. June in Sitka sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, get your bearings at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Seward

— 3 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.
Take a break from Seward with a short trip to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, about 32 minutes away. On the 15th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seward trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seward: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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 18th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll through Homer Spit, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.