7 days in Alaska Itinerary

7 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

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Anchorage
— 1 night
Fly
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to San Francisco

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Anchorage

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Keep things going the next day: tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then cruise along Seward Hwy.

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San Francisco to Anchorage is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Anchorage is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 57°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, take some stellar pictures from Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Juneau are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then stroll around Saxman Native Village. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Creek Street, and then browse the exhibits of Totem Heritage Center.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.