5 days in Alaska Itinerary

5 days in Alaska Itinerary

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— 1 night
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Newark


Juneau — 1 night

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Roberts Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perseverance National Recreation Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and then get around town with Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau online route maker.

Newark to Juneau is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Newark to Juneau. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in May; daily highs in Juneau reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sitka.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Sitka — 1 night

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 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

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

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. May in Sitka sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Ketchikan — 2 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with Snorkel Alaska, get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, and finally hike along Deer Mountain Trail.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Alaska travel guide

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.