8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Homer
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  8​h 30​min
2
Skagway
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  6​h
3
Ketchikan
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then shop like a local with Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pratt Museum, kick back and relax at Bishop's Beach Park, then do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Homer trip site .

Atlanta to Homer is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta to Homer, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, expect Homer to be colder, temps between 64°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

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night
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 3rd (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, get all the information you need at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, then get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Back Alley Rock Shop, trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally trek along Yakutania Point.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Skagway journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Homer to Skagway takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point
Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Misty Fjords National Monument, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and finally stroll through Deer Mountain Trail. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company, then contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Skagway to Ketchikan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

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