8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Juneau
— 1 night
2
Homer
— 2 nights
3
Sitka
— 1 night
4
Ketchikan
— 3 nights

1
night
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Fairweather Gallery and Gifts, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Juneau route planner.

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major aiport is Juneau International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Juneau are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

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

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 3rd (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Homer trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Homer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Homer are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park

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. On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Sitka Lutheran Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sitka online holiday builder.

You can fly from Homer to Sitka in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Sitka sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

3
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Creek Street and Saxman Native Village. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, and take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ketchikan trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

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