19 days in Alaska Itinerary

19 days in Alaska Itinerary

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19 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Green Bay
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  3​h
3
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Skagway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Green Bay

1
night
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fortress of the Bear as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. On the 4th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sitka trip itinerary maker website .

Green Bay to Sitka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Green Bay to Sitka due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Green Bay in June, with highs in Sitka at 59°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan Outdoors has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Wed), look for gifts at Crazy Wolf Studio, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, and then get a dose of the wild on Ketchikan Outdoors. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, and finally examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan route builder .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Ketchikan Outdoors ©
Ketchikan Outdoors
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Ketchikan to Juneau by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

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

1
night
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, and then take a memorable tour with White Pass & Yukon Route Railway.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway tour itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Skagway are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
White Pass & Yukon Route Railway ©
White Pass & Yukon Route Railway
Jewell Gardens ©
Jewell Gardens

1
night
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve ©
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Skagway to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve ©

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center.

Plan trip to Seward with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Seward. June in Seward sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

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

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Eklutna. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop, and delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

2
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 20th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, then admire all the interesting features of University of Alaska Fairbanks, and then see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, and then see the interesting displays at Fairbanks Ice Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fairbanks online route maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daytime highs in Fairbanks are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

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