23 days in Alaska Itinerary

23 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Juneau
— 4 nights
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
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Sitka
— 2 nights
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Skagway
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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Seward
— 2 nights
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Homer
— 2 nights
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights

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Juneau

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau trip itinerary maker site.

Coimbatore, India to Juneau is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14.5 hours traveling from Coimbatore to Juneau. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in September; daily highs in Juneau reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

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

3
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©

Salmon Capital of the World

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, take an unforgettable tour with Ketchikan Helicopters, and get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ketchikan Helicopters ©
Ketchikan Helicopters
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and finally admire the majestic nature at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fortress of the Bear, then steep yourself in history at Sitka Lutheran Church, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then steep yourself in history at Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, and finally relax and float downstream with Skagway Float Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, admire the natural beauty at Jewell Gardens, and then examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Skagway day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Skagway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Skagway Float Tours ©
Skagway Float Tours
Jewell Gardens ©
Jewell Gardens

3
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Anchorage

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Cook Inlet, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and take a memorable drive along Seward Hwy.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip planner.

You can fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Skagway in October; daily highs in Anchorage reach 8°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

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Seward

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 10th (Sat), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Anchorage to Seward takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Seward are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Homer trip website.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours

2
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 14th (Wed), deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at University of Alaska Museum of the North. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, tour the old-fashioned way with Gold Dredge 8, then examine the collection at Fairbanks Ice Museum, and finally shop like a local with Santa Claus House.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Fairbanks in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Homer in October, things will get little chillier in Fairbanks: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
University of Alaska Museum of the North
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge ©
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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