24 days in Alaska Itinerary

24 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska Trip Planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
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Drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Fly to Juneau International Airport, Drive to Gustavus
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Gustavus
— 3 nights
Drive
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Juneau
— 6 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Atlanta

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Anchorage — 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Musk Ox Farm in Palmer (about 2h 15 min away). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at McHugh Creek Day Use Area. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage travel route app.

Atlanta to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in July, you will find days in Anchorage are much colder (69°F), and nights are little chillier (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Seward.
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Side Trips

Seward — 3 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.
Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seward road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seward: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Gustavus.
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Gustavus — 3 nights

Gustavus is a second-class city in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Explore Gustavus' surroundings by going to Glacier Point Wilderness Safari (in Skagway), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Hoonah) and Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve (in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve).

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gustavus sightseeing tool.

Explore your travel options from Seward to Gustavus with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Gustavus are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 6 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Juneau online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gustavus to Juneau. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sitka.
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Sitka — 2 nights

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. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Trail.

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You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Sitka sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.
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Ketchikan — 2 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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a bird's-eye view with Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc., examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, and look for gifts at Tongass Trading Company.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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