17 days in Alaska Itinerary

17 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel route 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
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Homer
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to San Francisco

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Ketchikan — 2 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, and contemplate the long history of Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ketchikan, use our trip itinerary maker.

San Francisco to Ketchikan is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get a bit cooler in Ketchikan: highs are around 62°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sitka.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sitka road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Juneau.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Juneau — 4 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Juneau trip planner.

Fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Anchorage — 3 nights

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 parks, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and tour in style with a train tour.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online trip builder.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Seward.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Seward — 3 nights

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.
When in Seward, make a side trip to see Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, approximately Kenai Fjords National Park away. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seward trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in June, you will find days in Seward are little chillier (61°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Homer.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Homer — 3 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer online trip planner.

Getting from Seward to Homer by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Homer sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.