8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h
2
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Newark

3
nights
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc. and Potlatch Totem Park. The adventure continues: get answers to all your questions at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, stop by Orca Jewels, and trek along Deer Mountain Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan online trip itinerary planner .

Newark to Ketchikan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from Newark, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Ketchikan, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc. ©
Caribou Creek Company ©
Caribou Creek Company

2
nights
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 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, get interesting insight from Tours, and then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sitka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Sitka, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, then meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, then trek along Mount Roberts Trail, and finally make a trip to St. Nicholas.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Juneau day trip planning tool .

Fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure ©
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery ©
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

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