8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Homer
— 1 night
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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Sitka
— 1 night
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and then examine the collection at Pratt Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anchor River State Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Homer trip maker tool.

Portland to Homer is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Portland to Homer. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portland in September; daily highs in Homer reach 57°F and lows reach 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours
Anchor River State Recreation Area ©
Anchor River State Recreation Area

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Anchorage

Anchorage ©

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.
On the 7th (Mon), stop by Grizzly's Gifts, then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Anchorage trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. September in Anchorage sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Grizzly's Gifts ©
Grizzly's Gifts

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 8th (Tue), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then stroll through Mendenhall Glacier.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Juneau sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Zipline

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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 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sitka trip planner.

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Sitka, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hike along Deer Mountain Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saxman Native Village, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and finally get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

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