6 days in Alaska Itinerary

6 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

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Juneau
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
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Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, then get all the information you need at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier.

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Washington to Juneau is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in September, you will find days in Juneau are much colder (57°F), and nights are little chillier (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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 6th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, stroll through Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Nature

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.