32 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

32 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

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Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly
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Valdez
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sitka
— 2 nights
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Seattle — 7 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 B&B Family Farm in Sequim (about 2 hours away). Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle tour planner.

San Francisco to Seattle is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.
Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries
Side Trips

Ketchikan — 4 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, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan journey maker website.

Getting from Seattle to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 65°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Juneau — 4 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Juneau day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Valdez.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Valdez — 3 nights

Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Valdez is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Prince William Sound, take in the dramatic natural features at Worthington Glacier, examine the collection at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Valdez online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Valdez takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In July in Valdez, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Seward.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier, get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seward trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Valdez to Seward in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Homer.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Homer — 3 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fill the 6th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Homer trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Anchorage.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Anchorage — 5 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.
Make the 11th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage tour planner.

Drive from Homer to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Sitka.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sitka attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Sitka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Sitka are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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.