15 days in Alaska Itinerary

15 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel route 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and Eagle Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Best Damn Charters. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Mount Roberts Trail, take an in-depth tour of Juneau-Douglas City Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure.

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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. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for cooler days in Juneau, with highs around 64°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Kroschel Wildlife Center and Chilkoot River. Get in touch with nature at Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see the interesting displays at American Bald Eagle Foundation.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Haines online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Haines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Haines are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Skagway

— 3 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gold Rush Cemetery and Lower Reid Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail and Yakutania Point. There's much more to do: hike along Upper Dewey Lake, contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, and stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway day trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Haines to Skagway in 1.5 hours. In August in Skagway, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.
Get outdoors at Alyeska Ski Area and Alaska Botanical Garden. Step off the beaten path and head to Crow Creek Mine and Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. Go for a jaunt from Anchorage to Whittier to see Kayaking & Canoeing about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Seward Hwy, explore the activities along Cook Inlet, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Anchorage takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Talkeetna

— 3 nights
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Byers Lake and then get outside with Hurricane Turn. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, see Off-Road Tours, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aurora Dora, and finally take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna road trip site.

Drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Talkeetna can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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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.