6 days in Alaska Itinerary

6 days in Alaska Itinerary

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6 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  13​h
1
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Seward
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Juneau trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Juneau is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Juneau is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get colder in Juneau: highs are around 57°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

1
night
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

2
nights
Seward

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Lutheran Church, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. September in Seward sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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