9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska vacation planner

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Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive to Wasilla, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
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Train to Anchorage, Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 1 night
Fly
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
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Anchorage

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Grizzly's Gifts, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109.

Plan my day in Anchorage using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Plattsburgh to Anchorage is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Plattsburgh to Anchorage. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Plattsburgh in July: highs in Anchorage hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Denali National Park and Preserve

The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): let the river carry you with Denali Raft Adventures. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, then take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Juneau by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in July, plan for little chillier days in Juneau, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. You will leave for Ketchikan on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Southeast Alaska Discovery Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, then steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan road trip planning site.

Getting from Juneau to Ketchikan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. July in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Alaska travel guide

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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.