18 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

18 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seattle
— 1 night
2
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
3
Sitka
— 2 nights
4
Skagway
— 2 nights
5
Juneau
— 2 nights
6
Homer
— 1 night
7
Anchorage
— 3 nights

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, thenwander the streets of Pike Place Market, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Seattle is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Taipei Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Taipei in June, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Snoqualmie Falls, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Zipline. For shopping fun, head to Caribbean Gems or Scanlon Gallery. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, and kick back and relax at Rotary Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Ketchikan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get slightly colder in Ketchikan: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Zipline

2
nights
Sitka

Sitka ©
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. On the 4th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sitka day trip tool.

Fly from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Sitka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 6th (Sat), trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): get all the information you need at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Skagway trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Sitka to Skagway in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

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nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 8th (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenadmire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Roberts Trail, look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Juneau online journey planner.

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls
Zipline

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, thenstroll through Homer Spit, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Art Shop Gallery, walk around Bishop's Beach Park, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Homer day trip planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Homer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Photography Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Kids will enjoy Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flattop Mountain Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Portage Glacier, witness a stunning natural landmark at Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Anchorage trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Homer to Anchorage in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In July in Anchorage, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary
Fishing Charters & Tours
Portage Glacier ©
Portage Glacier

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