18 days in Alaska Itinerary

18 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
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Sitka
— 2 nights
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Juneau
— 3 nights
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Homer
— 3 nights
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Seward
— 3 nights
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Anchorage
— 1 night

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Step off the beaten path and head to Totem Heritage Center and Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Southeast Alaska Discovery Center and Totem Bight State Historical Park. There's more to do: get a bird's-eye view with Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc. and look for gifts at Caribou Creek Company.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ketchikan trip itinerary builder site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Ketchikan is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 11 hours. In July in Ketchikan, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc. ©
Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc.
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center ©
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

2
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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. On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Sitka Centennial Visitors Center, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. August in Sitka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Sitka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park ©
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

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Juneau

Juneau ©

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company and then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Mount Roberts Trail and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Mount Roberts Trail ©
Mount Roberts Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Homer Spit and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Norman Lowell Gallery. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll around Bishop's Beach Park, learn about winemaking at Bear Creek Winery, and shop like a local with Art Shop Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Homer attractions site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Juneau to Homer in 8 hours. In August in Homer, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bear Creek Winery ©
Bear Creek Winery

3
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Seward

Alaska Starts Here

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Harding Ice Field Trail and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Seward Boat Harbor and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Seward travel route builder tool.

Drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Seward Boat Harbor ©
Seward Boat Harbor

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Anchorage

Anchorage ©

The City of Lights and Flowers

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 13th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage travel route tool.

You can take a bus from Seward to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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