60 days in Yukon & Alaska Itinerary

60 days in Yukon & Alaska Itinerary

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Whitehorse, Canada
— 5 nights
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Skagway, United States
— 4 nights
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Haines, United States
— 3 nights
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Juneau, United States
— 5 nights
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Valdez, United States
— 2 nights
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McCarthy, United States
— 2 nights
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Fairbanks, United States
— 4 nights
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Denali National Park and Preserve, United States
— 4 nights
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Talkeetna, United States
— 2 nights
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Palmer, United States
— 2 nights
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Anchorage, United States
— 6 nights
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Whittier, United States
— 3 nights
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Seward, United States
— 4 nights
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Homer, United States
— 4 nights
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Sitka, United States
— 4 nights
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Ketchikan, United States
— 5 nights

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Whitehorse, Canada

Whitehorse ©

The Wilderness City

Surrounded by three distinctive mountains, and perched upon a frigid river, Whitehorse lives up to its reputation as "The Wilderness City." The capital, and indeed only city of Canada's northwest Yukon region has a reputation for its clean air, with one survey ranking it as the city with the lowest air pollution in the world.
MacBride Museum and George Johnston Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit White Horse Christ Cathedral and Robinson Roadhouse Historic Site for their historical value. Explore Whitehorse's surroundings by going to Kluane National Park and Reserve (in Haines Junction), Northern Wildlife Museum (in Teslin) and Carcross (Art House Carcross, Carcross Railway Station, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Yukon Wildlife Preserve, cast your line with Wilderness Fishing Yukon, get interesting insight from Tagish Lake Kennel, and explore the activities along Emerald Lake.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Whitehorse online travel planner.

Vancouver to Whitehorse is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Vancouver in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Whitehorse, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Skagway.

Things to do in Whitehorse

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:
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Kluane National Park and Reserve ©
Kluane National Park and Reserve
Yukon Wildlife Preserve ©
Yukon Wildlife Preserve
MacBride Museum ©
MacBride Museum

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Skagway, United States

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Skagway Museum and Archives and Alaska Art Colony. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Davidson Glacier. Next up on the itinerary: see the top attractions with Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours, take an unforgettable tour with TEMSCO Helicopters - Skagway, trek along Upper Dewey Lake, and get engrossed in the history at Trail of '98 Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway tour itinerary site.

Take a shuttle from Whitehorse to Skagway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Whitehorse to Skagway, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Skagway, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:
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Zipline
Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours ©
Beyond Skagway Tours - Private Tours
Davidson Glacier ©
Davidson Glacier

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Haines, United States

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Hammer Museum and Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, get outside with 1st Choice Charters, sample the fine beverages at Port Chilkoot Distillery, and explore the activities along Chilkat River.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Haines trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Skagway to Haines takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve ©
Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

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Juneau, United States

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tracy Arm Fjord. Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Fairweather Gallery and Gifts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, hike along Mount Roberts Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gold Creek Flume Trail, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Juneau holiday planning app.

You can fly from Haines to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Valdez.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:
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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

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Valdez, United States

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. On the 15th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on VSHelicopters Tours, see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, then take in breathtaking views at Keystone Canyon, and finally explore the activities along Valdez Glacier Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Columbia Glacier, explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Solomon Gulch Hatchery.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Valdez journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Valdez takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Valdez, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to McCarthy.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
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Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
VSHelicopters Tours ©
VSHelicopters Tours
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery ©
The Solomon Gulch Hatchery

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McCarthy, United States

McCarthy ©
McCarthy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): trek along Root Glacier Trail, then paddle through the water with Kennicott Wilderness Guides, and then go deep underground at Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wild Alpine - Day Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the McCarthy travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Valdez to McCarthy in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in McCarthy are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in McCarthy

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
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Root Glacier Trail ©
Root Glacier Trail
Kennicott Wilderness Guides ©
Kennicott Wilderness Guides
Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark ©

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Fairbanks, United States

Fairbanks ©

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
University of Alaska Museum of the North and Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and Large Animal Research Station. Spend the 19th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: tour in style with Gold Dredge 8, stop by Santa Claus House, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and contemplate the long history of Alaskan Pipeline.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fairbanks online tour planner.

You can drive from McCarthy to Fairbanks in 8.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from McCarthy in July since evenings lows in Fairbanks dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:
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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
University of Alaska Museum of the North

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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 River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 24th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mc Kinley Park Rd. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, hike along Savage River Loop Trail, view the masterpieces at Wild about Denali, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In July in Denali National Park and Preserve, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Off-Road Tours
Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead
Mc Kinley Park Rd ©
Mc Kinley Park Rd

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Talkeetna, United States

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, then whizz through the canopy at Denali Zipline Tours, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Byers Lake, then head outdoors with Hurricane Turn, and finally pause for some photo ops at Alaskan War Veterans Memorial.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Talkeetna day trip tool.

Getting from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna by train takes about 5 hours. July in Talkeetna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Palmer.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Denali Zipline Tours ©
Denali Zipline Tours
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum
Hurricane Turn ©
Hurricane Turn

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Palmer, United States

Palmer ©
Palmer is the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Bodenburg Butte, then get a dose of the wild on Knik Glacier Tours, then admire the verdant scenery at Hatcher Pass, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Independence Mine State Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lazy Mountain, then immerse yourself in nature at Government Peak Recreation Area, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bearpaw River Brewing Company.

Plan trip to Palmer with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Palmer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Palmer, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Anchorage.

Things to do in Palmer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Knik Glacier Tours ©
Knik Glacier Tours
Independence Mine State Historical Park ©
Independence Mine State Historical Park
Hatcher Pass ©
Hatcher Pass

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Anchorage, United States

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.
Let the collections at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Jewish Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and cruise along Seward Hwy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage road trip app.

You can take a shuttle from Palmer to Anchorage in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Whittier.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 5:
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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Whittier, United States

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Horsetail Falls Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at College Fiord, don't miss a visit to Whittier Harbor, examine the collection at Prince William Sound Museum, and trek along Portage Pass Trail.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Whittier journey planning website.

Drive from Anchorage to Whittier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in August, expect Whittier to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Seward.

Things to do in Whittier

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
College Fiord ©
College Fiord
Prince William Sound Museum ©
Prince William Sound Museum

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Seward, United States

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Exit Glacier & Harding Ice Field Trail) and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (in Soldotna). There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, get engrossed in the history at Seward Community Library & Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Marathon.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward trip planner.

You can drive from Whittier to Seward in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Seward are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

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Homer, United States

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Homer Spit and Anchor River State Recreation Area. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pratt Museum and Norman Lowell Gallery. Step out of Homer with an excursion to Eveline State Recreation Area in Fritz Creek--about 32 minutes away. Fill the 14th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get outside with Brooks Alaskan Adventures - Private Day Charters, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and take a peaceful walk through Carl E. Wynn Nature Center.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Homer trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Seward to Homer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:
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Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park

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Sitka, United States

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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sheldon Jackson Museum and Sitka Sound Science Center. Get outdoors at Alaska Raptor Center and Harbor Mountain Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, contemplate the long history of Sitka Lutheran Church, and get outside with S.E. Alaska Outdoor Adventures.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sitka online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Homer to Sitka takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Sitka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Sitka

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

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Ketchikan, United States

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Creek Street and Southeast Alaska Discovery Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Totem Heritage Center and Dolly's House Museum. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stroll around Saxman Native Village, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, and take a memorable tour with Ketchikan Helicopters.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sitka to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Ketchikan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

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