15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  15​h
1
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Talkeetna
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + ferry:  8​h 30​min
3
Skagway
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h
6
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Orlando

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pratt Museum and Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery. Relax by the water at Anchor River State Recreation Area and Homer Spit. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Ptarmigan Arts, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Homer trip builder tool .

Orlando to Homer is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Homer is minus 4 hours. In May, Homer is colder than Orlando - with highs of 55°F and lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Anchor River State Recreation Area
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Bear Creek Winery ©
Bear Creek Winery
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with The Dancing Leaf Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Talkeetna road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Homer to Talkeetna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

1
night
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, then contemplate the long history of State Sreet and Broadway Street, and finally stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1 and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Skagway trip planning tool .

Getting from Talkeetna to Skagway by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Talkeetna in May since evenings lows in Skagway dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mendenhall Glacier and Gold Creek Flume Trail. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and stroll through Mount Roberts Trail.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Juneau online trip planner .

Fly from Skagway to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. May in Juneau sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mendenhall Glacier ©
Mendenhall Glacier
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Sitka

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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Juneau to Sitka by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Sitka can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum

2
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at The Rain Barrel, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, then contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and finally trek along Deer Mountain Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan online vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

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