8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + ferry:  11​h 45​min
1
Ketchikan
— 1 night
ferry + Fly:  2​h
2
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Skagway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Haines
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
5
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
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Cincinnati to Ketchikan is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ketchikan, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Museums Historic Sites Trails
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Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Creek Street ©
Creek Street
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

1
night
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 16th (Mon): engage your brain at Sitka Sound Science Center, see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, then stroll through Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Baranof Castle State Historical Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sitka trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. March in Sitka sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Skagway.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:
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Baranof Castle State Historical Site ©
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum

1
night
Skagway

Skagway ©
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): hike along Yakutania Point, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gold Rush Cemetery, contemplate the long history of State Sreet and Broadway Street, get a taste of the local shopping with BearHead Photography Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally contemplate the long history of Moore Cabin.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Skagway trip planner .

You can fly from Sitka to Skagway in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sitka in March, things will get slightly colder in Skagway: highs are around 39°F and lows about 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Haines.

Things to do in Skagway

Historic Sites Trails Parks
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Moore Cabin ©
Moore Cabin
Yakutania Point ©
Yakutania Point
Gold Rush Cemetery ©
Gold Rush Cemetery

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night
Haines

Haines ©
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 18th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, then identify plant and animal life at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, and then examine the collection at Hammer Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Haines trip planning site .

Getting from Skagway to Haines by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in March, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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The Kroschel Wildlife Center ©
The Kroschel Wildlife Center
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 19th (Thu), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, walk around Bishop's Beach Park, then get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Norman Lowell Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Homer trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Haines to Homer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. March in Homer sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then contemplate the long history of Indian Valley Mine & Gifts, and finally hit the slopes at Alyeska Ski Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Homer to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Homer in March: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 34°F and lows are around 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts ©
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts

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