9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  20​h
1
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Seward
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary app .

Manchester, UK to Juneau is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Juneau is minus 9 hours. In May, daytime highs in Juneau are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. On the next day, get great views at Beluga Point, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally stop by Cabin Fever.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage travel planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Juneau to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center. On the next day, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seward tour planning website .

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In May in Seward, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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