10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Homer
— 1 night
2
Seward
— 1 night
3
Anchorage
— 2 nights
4
Skagway
— 1 night
5
Haines
— 1 night
6
Juneau
— 1 night
7
Ketchikan
— 2 nights

1
night
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stroll through Homer Spit, thenpaddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Homer sightseeing app.

Madison to Homer is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Madison to Homer. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Madison in August, with highs in Homer at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

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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.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Bear Glacier, thensee majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mt. Marathon.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bear Glacier ©
Bear Glacier
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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 10th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, thenexplore the activities along Cook Inlet, and finally identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): get outside with Turnagain Arm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area, and then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage online vacation 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 bus. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
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Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Turnagain Arm ©
Turnagain Arm

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Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally hike along Yakutania Point.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Skagway road trip website.

You can fly from Anchorage to Skagway in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point
Zipline

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night
Haines

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Chilkoot River, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Haines trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

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Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, hike along Mount Roberts Trail, thenget a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Plan trip to Juneau with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Haines to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center, take a peaceful walk through Tongass National Forest, thensee what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ketchikan Rainbird Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Ketchikan sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Tongass National Forest ©
Tongass National Forest
Fishing Charters & Tours
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center

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