19 days in Alaska Itinerary

19 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Whittier
— 2 nights
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Haines
— 2 nights
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Skagway
— 4 nights
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Juneau
— 4 nights
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Sitka
— 2 nights
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights

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Anchorage

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Anchorage road trip app.

Denver to Anchorage is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Anchorage is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in May, expect nights in Anchorage to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Whittier.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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Whittier

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Prince William Sound Museum and then make a trip to Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Whittier trip planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Whittier in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in May; daily highs in Whittier reach 54°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Haines.

Things to do in Whittier

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Prince William Sound Museum ©
Prince William Sound Museum

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Haines

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at American Bald Eagle Foundation, then see the interesting displays at Hammer Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Haines day trip site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Whittier to Haines in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In May, Haines is somewhat warmer than Whittier - with highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Port Chilkoot Distillery ©
Port Chilkoot Distillery

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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Davidson Glacier and Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Upper Dewey Lake, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at State Street and Broadway Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway trip planning site.

Getting from Haines to Skagway by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Skagway can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure
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Zipline
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier
Upper Dewey Lake ©
Upper Dewey Lake

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Juneau

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caribou Crossings and Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery, and hike along Mount Roberts Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Juneau sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Caribou Crossings ©
Caribou Crossings
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

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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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Island Artists Gallery, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. On the next day, admire the striking features of Russian Bishop's House, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sitka Lutheran Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sitka road trip app.

Fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Sitka are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): walk around Potlatch Totem Park, then identify plant and animal life at Ketchikan Helicopters, and then see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company, learn more about the world around you at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, then browse the exhibits of Totem Heritage Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ketchikan itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ketchikan are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Ketchikan Helicopters ©
Ketchikan Helicopters
Snorkel Alaska ©
Snorkel Alaska

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