22 days in Alaska Itinerary

22 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 1 night
Fly to Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Palmer
— 1 night
Taxi to Wasilla, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 4 nights
Train to Anchorage, Fly to New York City

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Ketchikan — 3 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Deer Mountain Trail. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Misty Fjords National Monument, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, contemplate the long history of Totem Heritage Center, and stroll around Saxman Native Village.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan online itinerary planner.

New York City to Ketchikan is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ketchikan is minus 4 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for much colder days in Ketchikan, with highs around 65°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sitka.
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Sitka — 1 night

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. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, stroll through Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sitka online journey maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Sitka, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 4 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nugget Falls will get you outdoors. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and don't miss a visit to Mendenhall Glacier.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Make the 12th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage trip maker tool.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Juneau in July: highs in Anchorage hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Seward.
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Seward — 3 nights

Alaska Starts Here

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seward trip builder site.

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Anchorage, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seward, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.
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Homer — 2 nights

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Homer trip planner.

Getting from Seward to Homer by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Homer are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Palmer.
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Palmer — 1 night

Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Pioneer Falls, then get a dose of the wild on Knik Glacier Tours, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Palmer trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Homer to Palmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 4 nights

The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Take a break from the city and head to Denali and Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Savage River Loop Trail, experience rural life at Dog Gone It, and look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Palmer to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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