8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska holiday planner

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Fly
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Juneau
— 1 night
Foot to Juneau, Fly to Haines
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Haines
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Skagway
— 3 nights
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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, then look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Roberts Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Juneau online tour planner.

Spokane to Juneau is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Spokane in August, expect nights in Juneau to be a bit cooler, around 51°F, while days are cooler, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Haines.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chilkoot River and American Bald Eagle Foundation. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hammer Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kroschel Wildlife Center, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

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You can fly from Juneau to Haines in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Skagway.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier, get engrossed in the history at The Mascot Saloon, then contemplate the long history of Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, and finally stroll through Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown, contemplate the long history of State Street and Broadway Street, then stroll the grounds of Gold Rush Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Lower Reid Falls.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Skagway trip itinerary site.

Ride a ferry from Haines to Skagway in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Nature
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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.