©

Ketchikan trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Ketchikan

Trip Planner USA  /  Alaska  /  Ketchikan
(4.1/5 based on 10,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, nature, adventure

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore. Though several kilometers long, the city is never more than 10 blocks wide. In fact, many of its more than 8,000 residents have built homes and businesses on stilts over the water or up on the steep slopes. The city is known for its world-class salmon, bustling harbors, rich Native Alaskan culture, and striking natural scenery. A creek flows through the town and the surrounding forestland, which is home to a national monument. With an average rainfall of 390 cm (153 in) per year, expect rain during your vacation, but don't worry--locals don't let it dampen their spirit; life continues as normal during downpours. Put Ketchikan at the heart of your travel plans by using our United States itinerary builder.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Ketchikan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Ketchikan

For a small city, Ketchikan boasts a surprisingly diverse array of accommodations. A downtown hotel is the best option for those who want to stay within walking distance of the city’s restaurants, bars, stores, and attractions, plus it offers proximity to the water. If you have access to a car, you can save a few dollars and enjoy some of Alaska's famous scenery by staying farther out of town. The area's selection of bed and breakfasts includes a number of quirky establishments full of character. The surrounding Tongass National Forest has a well-equipped campground and RV park.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Ketchikan:
Wildlife areas, nature, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Childrens museums, museums, beaches
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Adventure
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Ketchikan

15 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News