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 Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, then get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, then view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company, and finally stroll through Ketchikan Rainbird Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ketchikan trip planner.

Atlanta to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Atlanta to Ketchikan, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, you will find days in Ketchikan are much colder (59°F), and nights are a bit cooler (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails

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. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House.

Plan my day in Sitka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Sitka sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Museums

Skagway

— 2 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, get a taste of the local shopping with BearHead Photography Gallery, contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, then don't miss a visit to Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Skagway online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sitka to Skagway in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Skagway

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Museums

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.