9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Fly + Ferry:  13 h
1
Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
3
Seward
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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

Washington DC to Ketchikan is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Washington DC to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Ketchikan, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Dolly's House Museum ©
Dolly's House Museum

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery, and stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Juneau visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. June in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Seward

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 19th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, take an in-depth tour of Seward Community Library & Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seward online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Juneau to Seward takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Seward, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Seward Community Library & Museum ©
Seward Community Library & Museum

3
nights
Anchorage

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.
On the 20th (Sat), stop by Cabin Fever, then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Beluga Point. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then examine the collection at Alaska Jewish Museum.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Anchorage online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

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