8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Homer
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Newark

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pratt Museum and Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Ptarmigan Arts. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Norman Lowell Gallery, grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Shop Gallery, and stroll around Bishop's Beach Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer trip maker tool.

New York City to Homer is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Homer is minus 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Homer hover around 63°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, then stroll through Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sitka trip maker app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Sitka in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Sitka are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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Ketchikan

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 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, and then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company, then get all the information you need at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and finally stop by Tongass Trading Company.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan road trip tool.

Getting from Sitka to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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.