8 days in Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Alaska Itinerary

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8 days in Alaska Itinerary

Knoxville
Fly + ferry:  10​h 45​min
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  1​h
Sitka
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Homer
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Knoxville

2
days
Ketchikan

Ketchikan ©
The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tongass Historical Museum and then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then get engrossed in the history at Totem Heritage Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Caribou Creek Company.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan vacation builder.

Knoxville to Ketchikan is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Knoxville in August, expect nights in Ketchikan to be slightly colder, around 53°F, while days are cooler, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sitka.

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Totem Heritage Center ©
Totem Heritage Center
Caribou Creek Company
Caribou Creek Company
Tongass Historical Museum
Tongass Historical Museum

2
days
Sitka

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly New Archangel while under Russian rule (; or, t ''''), 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 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, and then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sitka vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Ketchikan to Sitka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

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St. Michael's Cathedral ©
St. Michael's Cathedral
Sheldon Jackson Museum ©
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House

1
day
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Art Shop Gallery.

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Fly from Sitka to Homer in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Homer can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery ©
Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery
Art Shop Gallery
Art Shop Gallery

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