11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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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 18th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with Snorkel Alaska, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip app.

Fort Lauderdale to Ketchikan is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. In September, Ketchikan is cooler than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 60°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, stroll through Mount Roberts Trail, and make a trip to St. Nicholas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Haines

— 2 nights

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the activities along Chilkoot River.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Haines trip planner.

Fly from Juneau to Haines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Skagway

— 2 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 24th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yakutania Point, and then trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, make a trip to Gold Rush Cemetery, make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, then contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, and finally look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. September in Skagway sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Anchorage

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then hike along Byron Glacier Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Anchorage tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Alaska travel guide

4.6
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.