8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Homer
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Sitka
— 1 day
Fly + ferry:  2​h
4
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage road trip app .

Atlanta to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Atlanta to Anchorage. While traveling from Atlanta, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Anchorage, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), examine the collection at Pratt Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Homer Spit, get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Shop Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Homer online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Homer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Anchorage in July, expect nights in Homer to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Homer

Museums Trails Shopping
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Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

1
day
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 3rd (Wed): shop like a local with Island Artists Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sitka trip planning tool .

You can fly from Homer to Sitka in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 4th (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Alaska Stone Art, then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

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