6 days in San Diego & Alaska Itinerary

6 days in San Diego & Alaska Itinerary

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6 days in San Diego & Alaska Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: San Diego

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Diego vacation planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Diego. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 12th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery, and then admire the masterpieces at Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau route planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Juneau takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in December; daily highs in Juneau reach 34°F and lows reach 25°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Juneau-Douglas City Museum ©
Juneau-Douglas City Museum

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