8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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1
Ketchikan
— 1 night
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
3
Anchorage
— 1 night
4
Seward
— 3 nights

1
night
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): view the masterpieces at The Rain Barrel, get engrossed in the history at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, then steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan online visit planner.

New Orleans to Ketchikan is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Ketchikan is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Ketchikan to be colder, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 31st (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Inside Passage, then admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, then sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier, and finally get answers to all your questions at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Inside Passage
Highlights from your plan
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Juneau-Douglas City Museum ©
Juneau-Douglas City Museum
Inside Passage ©
Inside Passage

1
night
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 2nd (Wed): stop by The Quilted Raven, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and finally examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Anchorage road trip site.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
The Quilted Raven ©
The Quilted Raven

3
nights
Seward

Seward ©
For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and then hike along Harding Ice Field Trail. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center, and then get your bearings at Seward Community Library & Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Seward trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Harding Ice Field Trail
Highlights from your plan
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Seward Community Library & Museum ©
Seward Community Library & Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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