14 days in Alaska Itinerary

14 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Anchorage, Fly to Chicago O'Hare



— 1 night

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 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, and then look for gifts at Soaring Eagle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, then see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan trip itinerary builder.

Chicago to Ketchikan is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Ketchikan is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect Ketchikan to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:


— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, then trek along Mount Roberts Trail, then sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, and finally get outside with Best Damn Charters. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Juneau tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:


— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve and Hammer Museum. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery, explore the activities along Chilkat River, and examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Haines holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Haines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Haines sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:


— 3 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Davidson Glacier and State Street and Broadway Street. Get in touch with nature at Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail and Yakutania Point. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, hike along Upper Dewey Lake, and take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway route builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:


— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, then hike along Byron Glacier Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Botanical Garden and then trek along Kincaid Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip planning app.

You can fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Anchorage sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:


— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Norman Lowell Gallery, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Homer trip planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Homer by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Homer are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

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.