9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + ferry:  10​h
1
Ketchikan
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  2​h
2
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Skagway
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Palmer
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Dallas


1
night
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): hike along Deer Mountain Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan trip itinerary builder .

Dallas to Ketchikan is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Ketchikan is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in June; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 62°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Dolly's House Museum ©
Dolly's House Museum

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 17th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, then explore and take pictures at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sitka road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Sitka are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by Alaskan Fudge Company, take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography, steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street, then get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, then get all the information you need at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and finally stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Skagway takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Skagway are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Skagway Museum and Archives ©
Skagway Museum and Archives

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 20th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Bishop's Beach Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Homer road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Skagway to Homer takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Photography Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Palmer

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Thunderbird Falls, then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Independence Mine State Historical Park, and finally experience rural life at Musk Ox Farm.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Palmer tour itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Homer to Palmer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June in Palmer, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palmer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Thunderbird Falls
Highlights from your plan
Reindeer Farm ©
Reindeer Farm
Musk Ox Farm ©
Musk Ox Farm

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