16 days in Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Alaska Itinerary

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16 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Green Bay
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  3​h
3
Juneau
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Fairbanks
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Green Bay

1
night
Sitka

Sitka ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Baranof Castle State Historical Site as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka tour site .

Green Bay to Sitka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Green Bay to Sitka due to the time zone difference. In June, Sitka is a bit cooler than Green Bay - with highs of 59°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary as well as Ketchikan Outdoors. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and then see Ketchikan Outdoors. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Misty Fjords National Monument, then explore and take pictures at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, and finally examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Ketchikan Outdoors ©
Ketchikan Outdoors
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 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 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ©
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Davidson Glacier. On the 11th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier and then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve online itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Davidson Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier

2
nights
Seward

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Holgate Glacier as well as Lowell Creek Waterfall. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. There's more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seward trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Seward with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alaska Zoo as well as Lake Eklutna. Change things up with a short trip to Musk Ox Farm in Palmer (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, admire all the interesting features of Eklutna Village Historic Park, and examine the collection at The Roundhouse at Alyeska.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip planner.

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Musk Ox Farm
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

1
night
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North and then find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fairbanks tour builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fairbanks can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

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