9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  18​h
1
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Skagway
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Dublin

1
night
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, then stop by Alaska Knifeworks, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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

Dublin, Ireland to Juneau is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Juneau is minus 9 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Skagway.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Adventure Outdoors
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Zipline
Mendenhall Glacier ©
Mendenhall Glacier
Alaska Knifeworks ©
Alaska Knifeworks

2
nights
Skagway

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Davidson Glacier, then view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail, then contemplate the long history of State Sreet and Broadway Street, and then explore the activities along Chilkoot River.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Skagway tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Juneau to Skagway by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Skagway are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Skagway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Chilkoot River
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Zipline
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail ©
Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail
Chilkoot River ©
Chilkoot River

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Homer Spit, get interesting insight from Tours, and then examine the collection at Pratt Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Bishop's Beach Park, then stroll through Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Norman Lowell Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Homer trip planning site .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Skagway to Homer in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Homer, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Bishop's Beach Park ©
Bishop's Beach Park

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.
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then stroll through Byron Glacier Trail, and finally hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage route maker app .

Getting from Homer to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Anchorage can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary ©
Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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