8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Richmond



Alaska Starts Here

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.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll through Mt. Marathon. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Alaskan Summertime Charters, whizz through the canopy at Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures, take a pleasant ride with Bardy's Trail Rides - Day Tour, then take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum, then head off the coast to Fox Island, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bear Glacier.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Seward day trip planning app.

Richmond to Seward is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Richmond to Seward due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Richmond in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Seward: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip


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.
On the 19th (Wed), trek along Rabbit Lake Trail, head outdoors with MotoQuest, let the kids burn off some steam at Lake Spenard, then trek along Crow Pass National Historic Trail, then identify plant and animal life at McHugh Peak, and finally identify plant and animal life at Elmendorf State Fish Hatchery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Anchorage travel route planner.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife


America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Point Bridget State Park, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, head outdoors with Doc Warner's Alaska Adventure, then delve into the lush surroundings at Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, then appreciate the history behind The Whale Project, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at AJ Mine Gastineau Mill Tour. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Juneau Rainforest Garden, kick back and relax at Eagle Beach, head outdoors with Big Jim's Charters, head outdoors with Best Damn Charters, then get outside with Herbert Glacier, and finally head outdoors with Ward Air.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau online trip planner.

You can fly from Anchorage to Juneau in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife


Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 22nd (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with Snorkel Alaska, kick back and relax at Rotary Beach, take a peaceful walk through Tongass National Forest, then get all the information you need at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then look for gifts at Orca Jewels, and finally hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · 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.