15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

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15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Seward
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
Newark

2
days
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Totem Bight State Historical Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and finally examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan journey planner .

Newark to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Ketchikan, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Newark, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ketchikan, ranging from highs of 39°F to lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sitka.

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Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

1
day
Sitka

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly New Archangel while under Russian rule (; or, t ''''), 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. On the 26th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sitka online visit planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

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Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

2
days
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary site .

Fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sitka in December; daily highs in Juneau reach 34°F and lows reach 25°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Homer.

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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Helicopter Tours

1
day
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Pratt Museum, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, then get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center, and finally grab your bike and head to Homer Spit.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Homer trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Juneau to Homer by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or ride a ferry. In December in Homer, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

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Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center ©
Pratt Museum
Pratt Museum
Bunnell Street Arts Center
Bunnell Street Arts Center

3
days
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.
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Native Heritage Center will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Alyeska Ski Area. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chugach National Forest, and look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Homer to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Homer in December, things will get slightly colder in Anchorage: highs are around 23°F and lows about 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Seward.

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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

3
days
Seward

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. It doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seward trip planner .

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in January; daily highs in Seward reach 33°F and lows reach 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Kenai Fjords National Park

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