8 days in Anchorage & Juneau Itinerary

8 days in Anchorage & Juneau Itinerary

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8 days in Anchorage & Juneau Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
1
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Anchorage

4
nights
Anchorage

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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, hike along Flattop Mountain Trail, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip planner .

Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rail Tours
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to St. Nicholas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Juneau journey maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Zipline
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

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