31 days in Alaska Itinerary

31 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour planner

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 4 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 5 nights
Fly

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Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Creek Street and Saxman Native Village. Get outdoors at Snorkel Alaska and Ketchikan Rainbird Trail. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ketchikan trip planner.

Orlando to Ketchikan is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Orlando to Ketchikan, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect Ketchikan to be colder, temps between 65°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Sitka

— 3 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. Get some historical perspective at St. Michael's Cathedral and Sitka Lutheran Church. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, view the masterpieces at Island Artists Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and step into the grandiose world of Baranof Castle State Historical Site.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sitka trip planner.

Getting from Ketchikan to Sitka by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Sitka are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Juneau

— 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Roberts Trail and Eagle Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Photography Tours. There's lots more to do: get outside with Best Damn Charters, trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip itinerary website.

Getting from Sitka to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 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 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Haines

— 3 nights

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, don't miss a visit to Alaska Indian Arts in Haines, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Haines Brewing Company.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Haines trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Juneau to Haines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Skagway

— 4 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Your inner history buff will appreciate State Street and Broadway Street and Moore Cabin. Step out of the city life by going to Davidson Glacier and Climbing Tours. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yakutania Point, sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company, don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, and view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Skagway day trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. In July in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Anchorage

— 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Alyeska Ski Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Friends of Eagle River Nature and Alaska Botanical Garden. When in Anchorage, make a side trip to see Bodenburg Butte in Palmer, approximately Palmer away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and contemplate the long history of Indian Valley Mine & Gifts.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip planner.

You can fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Anchorage sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seward

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Harding Ice Field Trail and Fox Island. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Holgate Glacier. Step out of Seward to go to Kenai Fjords National Park and see Exit Glacier, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Mt. Marathon, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Bear Glacier.

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

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 little chillier days and about the same nights in Seward: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Homer

— 5 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Get outdoors at Homer Spit and Photography Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pratt Museum and Kachemak Bay State Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Homer Brewing Company, stroll around Bishop's Beach Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Homer trip planning app.

You can drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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.