17 days in Alaska Itinerary

17 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Ketchikan
— 1 night
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Skagway
— 2 nights
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Seward
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 8 nights
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Talkeetna
— Few hours

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Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Misty Fjords National Monument as well as Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, then examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan online attractions planner.

Washington DC to Ketchikan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for cooler days in Ketchikan, with highs around 66°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

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Juneau

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. On the 25th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and then observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Juneau road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In August in Juneau, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get interesting insight from White Pass & Yukon Route Railway and then tour in style with Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Skagway online journey builder.

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
White Pass & Yukon Route Railway ©
White Pass & Yukon Route Railway
Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours ©
Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours

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Seward

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.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, then explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier, then explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Skagway to Seward in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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Anchorage

Anchorage ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alaska Railroad. Go for a jaunt from Anchorage to Whittier to see Phillips Cruises and Tours about 1h 25 min away. Make the 5th (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and meet the residents at Alaska Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

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Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. You've now added MICA Guides to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): trek along with MICA Guides.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Talkeetna online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Talkeetna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
MICA Guides ©
MICA Guides

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