5 days in Alaska Itinerary

5 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2 h
2
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Fly + Bus:  13 h
End: New York City

2
nights
Sitka

Sitka ©
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sitka, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Sitka is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Sitka are much colder (59°F), and nights are slightly colder (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum

2
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 18th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, shop like a local with Caribou Creek Company, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, then hike along Deer Mountain Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ketchikan Rainbird Trail.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums Outdoors Trails
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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Caribou Creek Company ©
Caribou Creek Company
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center

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