11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
— 1 night
— 4 nights
— 1 night
Ferry to Juneau, AK, Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Boston



— 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, then see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at HooDoo Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fairbanks road trip website.

Boston to Fairbanks is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Boston to Fairbanks, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in October, things will get much colder in Fairbanks: highs are around 37°F and lows about 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Fairbanks

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— 1 night
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get advice or help at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Ptarmigan Arts, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grace Ridge Brewery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Homer travel route planning site.

Getting from Fairbanks to Homer by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fairbanks in October; daily highs in Homer reach 49°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Trails
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— 4 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.
Let the collections at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Jewish Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Anchorage Golf Course will get you outdoors. Take a break from Anchorage with a short trip to Phillips Cruises and Tours in Whittier, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Girdwood Brewing Company, explore the striking landscape at Beluga Point, and get curious at Imaginarium Discovery Center.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Anchorage driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Homer to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Homer in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 32°F in Anchorage. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Haines.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:


— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Kroschel Wildlife Center. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then tee off at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links & Driving Range.

Start your trip to Haines by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Haines takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Anchorage in October, Haines is a bit warmer at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Haines

Golf · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:


— 2 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 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, then steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Haines to Ketchikan takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails
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Alaska travel guide

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.