8 days Alaska Itinerary Itinerary

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Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:
7​h 15​min
Anchorage
— 3 days
3 nights
Drive + Fly:
4​h 30​min
Juneau
— 3 days
3 nights
Fly:
2​h 15​min
Ketchikan
— 1 day
2 nights
Fly:
8​h 15​min
Minneapolis

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days
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Girdwood (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, cruise along Seward Hwy, take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, and grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Anchorage trip itinerary maker.

Minneapolis to Anchorage is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Anchorage. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, things will get a bit cooler in Anchorage: highs are around 35°F and lows about 18°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juneau.

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SIDE TRIPS : Alaska, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
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Juneau


Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to St. Nicholas, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Anchorage in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°F in Juneau. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

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Ketchikan


The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and finally stop by Soho Coho.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ketchikan travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Ketchikan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Ketchikan can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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