9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Fly + bus:  13​h
End: New York City

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Seward route builder website .

New York City to Seward is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Seward reach 61°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
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 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally stop by Cabin Fever.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage trip planner .

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

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

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 25th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, then stop by Alaska Knifeworks, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip builder website .

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. In June, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Zipline

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Zipline
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

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