15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + ferry:  12​h 15​min
1
Ketchikan
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Skagway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Haines
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Talkeetna
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Valdez
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
On the 2nd (Tue), stroll around Potlatch Totem Park, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan itinerary planning tool .

Indianapolis to Ketchikan is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. When traveling from Indianapolis in June, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Ketchikan: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Potlatch Totem Park ©
Potlatch Totem Park
Creek Street ©
Creek Street

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC and then explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Juneau travel route tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. June in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company ©
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery ©

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 5th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, then get your game on at Alaska 360, and then explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, shop like a local with BearHead Photography Gallery, then steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Skagway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Reid Falls ©
Lower Reid Falls
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

2
nights
Haines

Haines ©
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 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Port Chilkoot Distillery, and finally examine the collection at Hammer Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Haines tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Haines are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Haines

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum
American Bald Eagle Foundation ©
American Bald Eagle Foundation

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 9th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Norman Lowell Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Homer trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Haines to Homer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Museums Outdoors Adventure
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Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Talkeetna road trip planning app .

Getting from Homer to Talkeetna by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. When traveling from Homer in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Talkeetna, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

1
night
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the activities along Valdez Glacier Lake, then take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Worthington Glacier.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Valdez trip builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Talkeetna to Valdez in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Nature Parks
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Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier
Keystone Canyon ©
Keystone Canyon
Valdez Glacier Lake ©
Valdez Glacier Lake

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Byron Glacier Trail and Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. Change things up with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Whittier (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, go deep underground at Crow Creek Mine, and view the masterpieces at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Valdez to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Whittier
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Crow Creek Mine ©
Crow Creek Mine

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