8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Juneau, Ferry to Haines
— 3 nights
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Glacier Highway and Shell Simmons Drive
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— Few hours
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Phoenix



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.
Escape the urban bustle at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve and Davidson Glacier. Kids will appreciate attractions like Skagway Museum and Archives and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Skagway (Moore Cabin & State Street and Broadway Street). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Haines driving holiday app.

Phoenix to Haines is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Haines is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in March; daily highs in Haines reach 37°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip


America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Perseverance National Recreation Trail and then hit the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach and then sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company.

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Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in March, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails
Highlights from your trip


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 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Baranof Castle State Historical Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sitka driving holiday planner.

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in March, Sitka is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature


Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Caribou Creek Company, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, and then get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Alaska travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.