5 days in Alaska Itinerary

5 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 1 night
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Ketchikan

— 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trek along Deer Mountain Trail, then browse the exhibits of Totem Heritage Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour, then admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then stroll around Saxman Native Village.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan road trip planner.

New York City to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from New York City to Ketchikan, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Ketchikan to be a bit cooler, around 50°F, while days are cooler, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Juneau

— 1 night

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 10th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then get great views at Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Juneau trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. September in Juneau sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Transportation

Anchorage

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sun), cruise along Seward Hwy, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage route planner.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.