18 days in Alaska Itinerary

18 days in Alaska Itinerary

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18 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  11 h
1
Seward
— 3 nights
Taxi + Bus:  3 h 45 min
2
Homer
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
5
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Fly + Bus:  13 h
End: New York City

3
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.
Seward is known for wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seward attractions planner .

New York City to Seward is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New York City to Seward due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Seward at 64°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Homer is known for museums, trails, wildlife, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Homer attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Homer are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Homer to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Juneau vacation tool .

Getting from Anchorage to Juneau by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for slightly colder days in Juneau, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

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

3
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Zipline

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