9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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


Ketchikan — 1 night

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 1st (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, hike along Deer Mountain Trail, examine the collection at Dolly's House Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ketchikan day trip site.

San Francisco to Ketchikan is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from San Francisco to Ketchikan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ketchikan, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Annie Kaill's Gallery Gifts Framing, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Juneau tour site.

Getting from Ketchikan to Juneau by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Juneau are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
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Anchorage — 2 nights

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 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, stop by Cabin Fever, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Anchorage online travel route planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Juneau in July: highs in Anchorage hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seward.
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Seward — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): hike along Harding Ice Field Trail, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Anchorage in July: highs in Seward hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Alaska travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
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.