16 days in Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Los Angeles

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Homer

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 12th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, take in the exciting artwork at Norman Lowell Gallery, and examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Homer online day trip planner.

Los Angeles to Homer is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, Homer is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Seward trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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: get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, cruise along Seward Hwy, and steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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. On the 24th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka road trip website.

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.