9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + ferry:  4​h 15​min
1
Ketchikan
— Few hours
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Wasilla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Kenai Fjords National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Seward
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Seattle

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip maker website .

Seattle to Ketchikan is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Ketchikan is minus 1 hour. In July, Ketchikan is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Dolly's House Museum ©
Dolly's House Museum

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 20th (Sat), stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC and then explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wasilla.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery ©
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

1
night
Wasilla

Wasilla ©
Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): walk around Nancy Lakes Recreation Area, then trek along Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail, then experience rural life at Musk Ox Farm, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bearpaw River Brewing Company.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Wasilla itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Juneau to Wasilla. In July, daytime highs in Wasilla are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Wasilla

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Musk Ox Farm
Highlights from your plan
Nancy Lakes Recreation Area ©
Nancy Lakes Recreation Area
Bearpaw River Brewing Company ©
Bearpaw River Brewing Company

1
night
Denali National Park and Preserve

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 23rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali and then take in the awesome beauty at Denali.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denali National Park and Preserve road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wasilla to Denali National Park and Preserve. In July, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denali ©
Denali

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night
Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Pederson Glacier, stroll through Harding Ice Field Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kenai Fjords National Park trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denali National Park and Preserve to Kenai Fjords National Park. When traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kenai Fjords National Park: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

1
night
Seward

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seward trip builder .

Seward is just a short distance from Kenai Fjords National Park. In July in Seward, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Virgin Creek Falls Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage online trip builder .

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. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

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