8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip maker tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Anchorage is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in Anchorage reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

2
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Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Juneau driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Misty Fjords National Monument, then steep yourself in history at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours
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Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park

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