8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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


Ketchikan — 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 5th (Mon), kick back and relax at Rotary Beach, stroll around City Park of Ketchikan, and then hike along Deer Mountain Trail. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Northern Tours of Alaska and then trek along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan road trip app.

Phoenix to Ketchikan is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 65°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC and then trek along Gold Creek Flume Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau route planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to 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. On the 9th (Fri), trek along Upper Dewey Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin, see the interesting displays at Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of The Mascot Saloon, then get engrossed in the history at Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Skagway Centenial Statue.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Skagway attractions planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Skagway are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, admire the natural beauty at Alaska Botanical Garden, then engage your brain at Imaginarium Discovery Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Star the Reindeer, and finally pause for some photo ops at Alaska Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Alaska Jewish Museum, look for gifts at Polar Bear Gifts, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Lake Spenard.

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

Getting from Skagway to Anchorage by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) 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.