8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Ketchikan — 1 night

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 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then browse the exhibits of Totem Heritage Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Potlatch Totem Park, steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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Los Angeles to Ketchikan is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Los Angeles to Ketchikan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Ketchikan to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 1 night

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 24th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog, look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Roberts Trail, and finally hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail.

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Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Skagway.
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Skagway — 2 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown, contemplate the long history of Moore Cabin, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, then hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street, stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, and finally trek along Yakutania Point.

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You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Skagway sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Haines.
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Haines — 1 night

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, then examine the collection at Hammer Museum, then examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Getting from Skagway to Haines by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. In June, daytime highs in Haines are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sitka.
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Sitka — 2 nights

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. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by flight from Haines to Sitka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.