18 days in Alaska, New York City & Venice Itinerary

18 days in Alaska, New York City & Venice Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to New York City
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Ketchikan

— 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, and then hike along Deer Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, walk around Saxman Native Village, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan online sightseeing planner.

Tampa to Ketchikan is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Tampa to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in July; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 65°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Anchorage

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and then cruise along Seward Hwy. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Anchorage takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Juneau in July, expect nights in Anchorage to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Seward

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier, stroll through Harding Ice Field Trail, then trek along Exit Glacier, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seward: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Homer

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. On the 10th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Homer Spit, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial.

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You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Homer to New York City takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 4 hours. In July, New York City is much hotter than Homer - with highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Venice

— 2 nights
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. On the 17th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Barbara Sumwalt Useppa Island Historical Museum and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): stroll around Brohard Paw Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, and then get outside with Black Duck Charters.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice road trip tool.

You can fly from New York City to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.