11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 1 night
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Homer
— 3 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to New York City

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Ketchikan

— 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan trip itinerary site.

New York City to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Ketchikan reach 62°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure
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Sitka

— 2 nights
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. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then step into the grandiose world of Baranof Castle State Historical Site.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sitka vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Skagway

— 1 night
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 14th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens, contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, then get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally hike along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

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You can fly from Sitka to Skagway in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Skagway sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Anchorage

— 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Popular historic sites such as Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Native Heritage Center are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seward Hwy and Alyeska Ski Area. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Cook Inlet, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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Homer

— 3 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then stroll through Homer Spit, and finally explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Homer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Homer takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure
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Alaska travel guide

4.5
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.