7 days in Alaska Itinerary

7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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7 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + ferry:  13​h
1
Ketchikan
— Few hours
ferry + Fly:  2​h
2
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Skagway
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Anchorage
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Homer
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Washington DC

few
hours
Ketchikan

Ketchikan
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip itinerary builder website .

Washington DC to Ketchikan is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Ketchikan, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 54°F. You will leave for Sitka on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

1
night
Sitka

Sitka ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sitka Lutheran Church, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum

1
night
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, then admire all the interesting features of Mendenhall Glacier, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally hike along Mount Roberts Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Juneau day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Mendenhall Glacier ©
Mendenhall Glacier

1
night
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally get all the information you need at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

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You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Skagway are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery
Skagway Museum and Archives ©
Skagway Museum and Archives

1
day
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): hike along Byron Glacier Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

1
night
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, then admire all the interesting features of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bishop's Beach Park.

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Getting from Anchorage to Homer by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for little chillier days in Homer, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

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