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
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Haines
— 1 night
Ferry
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly

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Ketchikan

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 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, then get a new perspective on nature at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at The Rain Barrel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska, then trek along Deer Mountain Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan driving holiday planner.

Tampa to Ketchikan is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tampa to Ketchikan, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in July, things will get colder in Ketchikan: highs are around 65°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then see Off-Road Tours, and then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sitka Lutheran Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Island Artists Gallery, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

Plan trip to Sitka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Haines.

Things to do in Sitka

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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Haines

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation, examine the collection at Hammer Museum, then explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Haines trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Haines takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Haines sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): trek along Yakutania Point, then don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): hike along Upper Dewey Lake, take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, then take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, then steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street, and finally trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Skagway trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Mount Roberts Trail and then trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail.

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Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

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Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and finally appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery, then take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Homer trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Juneau to Homer in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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Anchorage

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Alaska Botanical Garden. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Alyeska Ski Area, then browse the exhibits of Indian Valley Mine & Gifts, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary site.

Getting from Homer to Anchorage by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Alaska travel guide

4.6
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.