7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage — 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Plan trip to Anchorage with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Orlando to Anchorage is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in May, with highs in Anchorage at 59°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Juneau.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Juneau — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Juneau day trip planning app.

Fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Juneau, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Ketchikan.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Ketchikan — 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 26th (Fri), examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Alaska travel guide

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.