15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
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Talkeetna
— 3 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Newark

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Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Step out of the city life by going to Photography Tours and Perseverance National Recreation Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eagle Beach and DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Mount Roberts Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, get outside with Best Damn Charters, and explore the world behind art at Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip site.

Newark to Juneau is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Newark to Juneau. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in March, with highs in Juneau at 4°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Haines

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Step out of the city life by going to The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Chilkoot River. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation, and admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Haines road trip tool.

Fly from Juneau to Haines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Skagway

— 3 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lower Reid Falls and Skagway Museum and Archives. Step out of the city life by going to Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail and Yakutania Point. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Skagway Alaska Downtown, trek along Upper Dewey Lake, take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery.

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Ride a ferry from Haines to Skagway in 1.5 hours. In March in Skagway, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Anchorage

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alyeska Ski Area and Alaska Botanical Garden. Visiting Seward Hwy and Cook Inlet will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anchorage: Whittier (Kayaking & Canoeing & Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and go deep underground at Crow Creek Mine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage road trip website.

Fly from Skagway to Anchorage in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Skagway in March, things will get a bit cooler in Anchorage: highs are around 1°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Talkeetna

— 3 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Byers Lake and then head outdoors with Hurricane Turn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then learn something new at Aurora Dora, and finally take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Talkeetna trip planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Talkeetna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anchorage in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of -13°C in Talkeetna. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Alaska travel guide

4.5
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.