8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
2
Sitka
— 1 night
3
Anchorage
— 1 night
4
Homer
— 1 night
5
Talkeetna
— 2 nights

2
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 21st (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, thenstroll through Deer Mountain Trail, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Rain Barrel, steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan sightseeing planner.

Cedar City to Ketchikan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cedar City in May: highs in Ketchikan hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

1
night
Sitka

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 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Island Artists Gallery, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, thensee the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

1
night
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
On the 24th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Virgin Creek Falls Trail, thenidentify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Alyeska Ski Area, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Roundhouse at Alyeska.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Sitka to Anchorage in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. May in Anchorage sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail
The Roundhouse at Alyeska ©
The Roundhouse at Alyeska

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 25th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, thenadd some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thentake an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Homer planner.

Fly from Anchorage to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Kayaking & Canoeing
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 26th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Aurora Dora, thensee Off-Road Tours, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Homer to Talkeetna in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. May in Talkeetna sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

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