9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  2​h
4
Ketchikan
— 4 nights
ferry + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip itinerary app .

Los Angeles to Anchorage is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles to Anchorage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Anchorage to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

1
night
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Juneau online day trip planner .

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. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Juneau: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

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Zipline
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

1
night
Sitka

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. On the 12th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka route tool .

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

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Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

4
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Creek Street and Dolly's House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Misty Fjords National Monument, look for gifts at Alaska Stone Art, admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

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