11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive
2
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Palmer
— 1 night
Fly
4
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
5
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Little Rock

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Anchorage

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Alaska Botanical Garden and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Alyeska Ski Area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then cruise along Seward Hwy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage journey planner.

Little Rock to Anchorage is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Little Rock to Anchorage. Traveling from Little Rock in July, you will find days in Anchorage are much colder (69°F), and nights are slightly colder (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get your bearings at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pratt Museum, then explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Homer Spit, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps and other tourist information, read Homer day trip planning website.

Getting from Anchorage to Homer by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Anchorage in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Homer: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Palmer.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Palmer

— 1 night
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Knik Glacier Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Bodenburg Butte.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Palmer trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Homer to Palmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Palmer

Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife · Nature
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Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mount Roberts Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perseverance National Recreation Trail and DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, head outdoors with Best Damn Charters, and get around town with Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Juneau trip app.

Getting from Palmer to Juneau by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Palmer, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Juneau, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Ketchikan

— 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, then explore the galleries of Totem Heritage Center, and finally hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then head outdoors with Snorkel Alaska, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
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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.