22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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

3
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Creek Street and Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Rotary Beach, and see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan tour itinerary planner .

Seattle to Ketchikan is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Ketchikan at 65°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

3
nights
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and Sitka Lutheran Church. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sitka trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

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

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Juneau vacation planner .

Getting from Sitka to Juneau by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Amalga Distillery ©
Amalga Distillery

3
nights
Haines

Haines ©
Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and American Bald Eagle Foundation. Take a break from Haines with a short trip to Skagway Museum and Archives in Skagway, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kroschel Films, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery, see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chilkoot River.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Haines trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Juneau to Haines in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July in Haines, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Haines

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Skagway
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
American Bald Eagle Foundation ©
American Bald Eagle Foundation

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alaska Native Heritage Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Haines to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or drive. In July in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

4
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Relax by the water at Homer Spit and Anchor River State Recreation Area. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grace Ridge Brewery, and immerse yourself in nature at Bishop's Beach Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Homer online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anchorage in July: highs in Homer hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Anchor River State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours

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