8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour planner

Make it your trip
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Juneau
— 1 night
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau

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Juneau

— 1 night

America's Largest Capital Area

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 · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. 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 combination of flight and car from Juneau to Homer takes 8 hours. 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 · Wildlife

Sitka

— 1 night
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. state of Alaska. On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Sitka Lutheran Church, then stroll through 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 do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Sitka in 10 hours. Another option is to ride a 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 · Nature

Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

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 Totem Heritage Center. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Deer Mountain Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, stroll around Saxman Native Village, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, 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 3.5 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 · Parks

Alaska travel guide

4.5
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water
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.