8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Juneau
— 5 nights
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage driving holiday planner.

Oakland to Anchorage is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Oakland to Anchorage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oakland in June, expect Anchorage to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Juneau

— 5 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, get answers to all your questions at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Inside Passage.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Juneau attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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Alaska travel guide

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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.