15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  30​h
1
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Haines
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Perth

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 14th (Tue), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then stop by Alaska Knifeworks, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Last Chance Mining Museum, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog, then trek along Mount Roberts Trail, and finally hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary planning website .

Perth, Australia to Juneau is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Perth to Juneau. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Perth in April: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Photography Tours
Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company ©
Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog ©
Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center. On your second day here, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take an in-depth tour of Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, then see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Haines Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Haines travel planning site .

Fly from Juneau to Haines in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Haines are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center ©
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum

2
nights
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, then hike along Yakutania Point, and then contemplate the long history of Moore Cabin. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown, trek along Upper Dewey Lake, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, then steep yourself in history at State Sreet and Broadway Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Haines to Skagway takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Sitka.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake
Moore Cabin ©
Moore Cabin

1
night
Sitka

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 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sitka road trip planning tool .

Getting from Skagway to Sitka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

2
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): view the masterpieces at Norman Lowell Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Bishop's Beach Park, then take an in-depth tour of Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally examine the collection at Pratt Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then sample the tasty concoctions at Homer Brewing Company, and finally appreciate the history behind Seafarer's Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Homer trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Homer takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Sitka in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Homer, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Friends of Eagle River Nature and College Fiord. Escape the urban bustle at Turnagain Arm and Beluga Point. Step out of Anchorage to go to Whittier and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Star the Reindeer, hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage travel planning tool .

Getting from Homer to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, daytime highs in Anchorage are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, College Fiord
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Turnagain Arm ©
Turnagain Arm
Friends of Eagle River Nature ©
Friends of Eagle River Nature
College Fiord ©
College Fiord

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