5 days in Alaska Itinerary

5 days in Alaska Itinerary

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5 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord and then sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau online tour planner .

San Francisco to Juneau is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from San Francisco to Juneau, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Juneau at 64°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Amalga Distillery ©
Amalga Distillery

2
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 5th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Misty Fjords National Monument, then admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and finally stroll through Deer Mountain Trail. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ketchikan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Zipline
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©

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