8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Juneau
— 3 nights
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights

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Anchorage

Anchorage ©

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, see the interesting displays at Alaska Jewish Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, and stop by Polar Bear Gifts.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online trip planner.

San Francisco to Anchorage is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Juneau

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Bring the kids along to Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Nugget Falls. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get interesting insight from Tours, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

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Getting from Anchorage to Juneau by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Anchorage, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Juneau, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan road trip planning tool.

Getting from Juneau to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Historic Walking Area
Creek Street
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Zipline
Zipline
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