8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, AK, Fly to Newark

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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 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Ketchikan online trip builder.

New York City to Ketchikan is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Ketchikan are colder (65°F), and nights are slightly colder (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Roberts Trail. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, then look for gifts at Caribou Crossings, then view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Savage River Loop Trail.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Pratt Museum, then deepen your understanding at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally stroll around Bishop's Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Homer online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Juneau to Homer takes 8 hours. In July, daytime highs in Homer are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · 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.