19 days in Alaska Itinerary

19 days in Alaska Itinerary

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19 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + ferry:  21​h 45​min
1
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Seward
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
7
Homer
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manila, Luzon

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Chinook and Company, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Misty Fjords National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Ketchikan is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Manila to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. In October, Ketchikan is cooler than Manila - with highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

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

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord and then view the masterpieces at Fairweather Gallery and Gifts.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Juneau holiday builder .

Getting from Ketchikan to Juneau by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Ketchikan in November, expect Juneau to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

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.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. November in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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

2
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Fairbanks is known for museums, wildlife, nightlife, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with University of Alaska Museum of the North, go for a walk through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Fairbanks trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in November: high temperatures in Fairbanks hover around -12°C and lows are around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and stop by Cabin Fever.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage attractions tool .

Getting from Fairbanks to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fairbanks in November, with highs in Anchorage at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Tours Trails
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

3
nights
Seward

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: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seward sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in November; daily highs in Seward reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

3
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit and then immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then view the masterpieces at Ptarmigan Arts, then get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Homer trip itinerary tool .

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. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

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

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