15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ketchikan
— 1 night
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
3
Haines
— 2 nights
4
Skagway
— 2 nights
5
Anchorage
— 3 nights
6
Fairbanks
— 2 nights

1
night
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, walk around Potlatch Totem Park, take a peaceful walk through Tongass National Forest, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Deer Mountain Trail, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Caribou Creek Company. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, view the masterpieces at Scanlon Gallery, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, thencontemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchikan online journey planner.

London, UK to Ketchikan is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from London to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Ketchikan are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Tongass National Forest ©
Tongass National Forest
Potlatch Totem Park ©
Potlatch Totem Park

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Mount Roberts Trail, look for gifts at Alaskan Fudge Company, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Juneau Rainforest Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Juneau trip website.

Traveling by flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Photography Tours
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company ©
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company

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.
On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation, identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, thenexplore the activities along Chilkoot River, and finally sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, thenexplore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Haines online vacation planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Haines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, get engrossed in the history at Trail of '98 Museum, thencontemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, and finally look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown. On the next day, trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, make a trip to Lower Reid Falls, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Klondike Brewing Company.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway attractions planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. In September in Skagway, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Lower Reid Falls ©
Lower Reid Falls
Trail of '98 Museum ©
Trail of '98 Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chugach National Forest and Girdwood Brewing Company. Change things up with these side-trips from Anchorage: Whittier (Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel & Prince William Sound Museum). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crow Creek Mine, trek along Byron Glacier Trail, and make a trip to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Anchorage takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Whittier, Chugach National Forest
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

2
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): walk around Golden Heart Plaza, examine the collection at Fairbanks Ice Museum, thentrek along Angel Rocks Trail, thenget a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and finally gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Antler Arch, indulge your thirst for a good beer at HooDoo Brewing Company, thengo for a walk through Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks road trip planning app.

Getting from Anchorage to Fairbanks by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Fairbanks. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Parks Shopping
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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Antler Arch ©
Antler Arch
Golden Heart Plaza ©
Golden Heart Plaza

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