22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 4 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 5 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Newark

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Anchorage

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Alaska Railroad, Bear Tooth Theatre Pub, Independence Mine State Historical Park, and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Flattop Mountain Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Native Heritage Center. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and contemplate the long history of Eklutna Village Historic Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage visit planner.

New York City to Anchorage is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New York City to Anchorage. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Seward

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.
On the 16th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, get your bearings at Seward Community Library & Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seward Boat Harbor. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Resurrection Bay and then explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Seward trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Seward, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ptarmigan Arts and Pratt Museum. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Norman Lowell Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ring of Fire Meadery, walk around Bishop's Beach Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Homer vacation planner.

Getting from Seward to Homer by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Homer are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get in touch with nature at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Zipline. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Roberts Trail and Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. And it doesn't end there: stop by Caribou Crossings, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, work off some steam at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa, and don't miss a visit to Shrine of St Therese.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Juneau in 8 hours. In May in Juneau, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

4
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Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Totem Heritage Center and Saxman Native Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Creek Street and Totem Bight State Historical Park are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Deer Mountain Trail, see the world from above with Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc., whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Point.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ketchikan sightseeing planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.