6 days in Alaska Itinerary

6 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Ferry to Juneau, AK, Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 1 day
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Playa del Carmen


Juneau — 1 day

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 10th (Sun), trek along Mount Roberts Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier, then admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and finally stop by Alaska Knifeworks.

Before you visit Juneau, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Juneau is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Playa del Carmen to Juneau is minus 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in November; daily highs in Juneau reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Skagway.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Skagway — 2 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 11th (Mon), get answers to all your questions at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, then make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, then steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin, and finally contemplate the long history of Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. On your second day here, trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, get engrossed in the history at Trail of '98 Museum, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, then steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street, and finally stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Skagway trip planning site.

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Ketchikan.
Historic Sites · Trails · Museums · Parks

Ketchikan — 1 day

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll around Potlatch Totem Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Totem Bight State Historical Park, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, then take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, and finally look for gifts at Tongass Trading Company.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan online tour builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Skagway to Ketchikan in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Skagway in November, with highs in Ketchikan at 7°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.