18 days in Alaska Itinerary

18 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Whittier
— 1 night
Drive
3
Seward
— 3 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 3 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Kansas City

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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.
You've added Willawaw Nature Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Horseback Riding Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting Kincaid Park and Thunderbird Falls will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: hike along Flattop Mountain Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary maker tool.

Kansas City to Anchorage is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Kansas City, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Anchorage, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Whittier.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

1
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Whittier

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Whittier Harbor and then make a trip to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Major Marine Tours - Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Whittier day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Whittier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in August; daily highs in Whittier reach 60°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, and then get your bearings at Seward Community Library & Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Miller's Landing, then look for all kinds of wild species at Exit Glacier, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Seward trip builder site.

Getting from Whittier to Seward by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

3
nights
Haines

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Chilkoot River. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chilkat River. Venture out of the city with trips to Skagway (Lower Reid Falls, Skagway Museum and Archives, &more). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum and sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery.

Before you visit Haines, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Seward to Haines takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Mount Roberts Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Inside Passage.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Juneau day trip planning app.

Getting from Haines to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

3
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc. and Deer Mountain Trail. Visiting Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary and Misty Fjords National Monument will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan tour itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.