7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Ketchikan — 1 night

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 27th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan driving holiday planner.

San Francisco to Ketchikan is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also 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. In May, Ketchikan is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Juneau — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls. Keep things going the next day: stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau holiday website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Juneau sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Anchorage — 3 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: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage day trip site.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

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.