8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Ketchikan
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Juneau
— 3 nights
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Skagway
— 3 nights

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 11th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with Snorkel Alaska, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then view the masterpieces at The Rain Barrel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Ketchikan Helicopters, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, then take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, and finally hike along Deer Mountain Trail.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip planner.

Seattle to Ketchikan is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Ketchikan is minus 1 hour. In September, Ketchikan is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 60°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

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Snorkel Alaska ©
Snorkel Alaska
Ketchikan Helicopters ©
Ketchikan Helicopters
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company and Mendenhall Glacier. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and make a trip to St. Nicholas.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Juneau are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

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Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to State Street and Broadway Street and Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gold Rush Cemetery and Skagway Museum and Archives. Go for a jaunt from Skagway to Haines to see Chilkoot River about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, trek along Yakutania Point, and view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Skagway trip maker tool.

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Skagway

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Skagway Float Tours ©
Skagway Float Tours
Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point

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