8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Indianapolis

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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: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Anchorage trip maker app.

Indianapolis to Anchorage is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Anchorage. While traveling from Indianapolis, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Anchorage, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier, then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Juneau are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

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 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, then trek along Deer Mountain Trail, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Ketchikan route maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.