18 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

18 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

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18 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h
3
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Taipei

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.
On the 29th (Sat), meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planning site .

Taipei, Taiwan to Seattle is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Taipei to Seattle. While traveling from Taipei, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mercer Slough Nature Park, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Misty Fjords National Monument. Head to Caribbean Gems and Scanlon Galleryfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Totem Bight State Historical Park, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ketchikan journey maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Seattle to Ketchikan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. In June, Ketchikan is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sitka trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Skagway tour itinerary builder website .

Fly from Sitka to Skagway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July in Skagway, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 8th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and then sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Mount Roberts Trail, then look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Juneau trip maker .

You can fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°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
Zipline
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 10th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Art Shop Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Bishop's Beach Park, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Homer travel route planner .

You can fly from Juneau to Homer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough 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
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.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Portage Glacier and Flattop Mountain Trail. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Homer to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. 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
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Portage Glacier ©
Portage Glacier
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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