22 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 4 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Punta Cana

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Seattle — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park (about 2 hours away). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle sightseeing website.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Seattle is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Punta Cana to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In July, Seattle is little chillier than Punta Cana - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Ketchikan.
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Side Trips

Ketchikan — 3 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, walk around Saxman Native Village, and explore the galleries of Totem Heritage Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Seattle to Ketchikan in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 1 hour. In July, Ketchikan is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Juneau.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Juneau — 3 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, and take some stellar pictures from Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau travel planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Anchorage to go to Palmer and see Knik Glacier Tours, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Make the 13th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and walk around Eklutna Village Historic Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Anchorage day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Anchorage takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Juneau in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Anchorage, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Homer.
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Side Trips

Homer — 3 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 16th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, stroll through Anchor River State Recreation Area, and take in the exciting artwork at Norman Lowell Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Homer takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Anchorage in July, expect nights in Homer to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Seward.
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Side Trip

Seward — 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get your bearings at Seward Community Library & Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seward day trip website.

Drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Side Trip

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.
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