5 days in Alaska Itinerary

5 days in Alaska Itinerary

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5 days in Alaska Itinerary

San Francisco
subway + Fly:  9​h 15​min
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
San Francisco

2
days
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Juneau travel planner.

San Francisco to Juneau is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Juneau to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Helicopter Tours

2
days
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 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then steep yourself in history at Eklutna Village Historic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then admire the striking features of Alaska Railroad Depot.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Anchorage vacation builder.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum
Anchorage Museum
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

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