7 days in Alaska Itinerary

7 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary builder
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Charleston


Sitka — 2 nights

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 20th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Sitka tour planning website.

Charleston to Sitka is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Charleston to Sitka due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Charleston in June, with highs in Sitka at 59°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Ketchikan — 4 nights

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Totem Bight State Historical Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tongass Historical Museum and Creek Street. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Deer Mountain Trail, get all the information you need at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, and contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ketchikan trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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.