15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
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Ketchikan — 1 night

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ketchikan trip planning website.

Chicago to Ketchikan is an approximately 10-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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Ketchikan at 62°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sitka.
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Sitka — 1 night

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll through Alaska Raptor Center, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sitka attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Sitka are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 4 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Juneau vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.
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Homer — 2 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Homer route planning site.

Getting from Juneau to Homer by combination of flight and car takes about 8 hours. July in Homer sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.
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Seward — 2 nights

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seward online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 4 nights

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.
Anchorage is known for parks, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage itinerary builder.

You can drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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