11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  25​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alyeska Ski Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and The Roundhouse at Alyeska are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: hike along Friends of Eagle River Nature, look for gifts at Cabin Fever, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Anchorage is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Anchorage is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect Anchorage to be cooler, temps between -4°C and -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

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nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 13th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, then take an in-depth tour of The Mascot Saloon, and finally contemplate the long history of Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Chilkoot River, make a trip to Gold Rush Cemetery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Klondike Brewing Company, and finally look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Skagway route planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Skagway in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in December: high temperatures in Skagway hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chilkoot River
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Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

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Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 15th (Sun), hike along Mount Roberts Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Tripp's Mt. Juneau Trading Post, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Juneau trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. December in Juneau sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company ©

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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 17th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at The Rain Barrel, get all the information you need at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, browse the exhibits of Totem Heritage Center, trek along Deer Mountain Trail, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, trek along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ketchikan route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Juneau in December: high temperatures in Ketchikan hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
The Rain Barrel ©
The Rain Barrel

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