7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
— 1 day
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to New York City


Seward — 1 day

Alaska Starts Here

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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New York City to Seward is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. 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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Seward hover around 55°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Anchorage.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Anchorage — 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, view the masterpieces at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage tour planner.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Anchorage are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Juneau.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Juneau — 1 night

America's Largest Capital Area

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery.

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You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Sitka — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sitka route builder site.

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Sitka sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Ketchikan — 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Ketchikan online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Alaska travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
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.