20 days in Alaska Itinerary

20 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska trip planner

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Sitka
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Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 2 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 3 nights
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Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Misty Fjords National Monument, and trek along Deer Mountain Trail.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ketchikan online trip maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Ketchikan is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Ketchikan. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, things will get a bit cooler in Ketchikan: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Sitka

— 2 nights
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, 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. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Russian Bishop's House, get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Sitka Lutheran Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Fortress of the Bear, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. June in Sitka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Keep things going the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, and then examine the collection at Pratt Museum.

Plan my day in Homer using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Sitka to Homer in 10 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June in Homer, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Seward

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Harding Ice Field Trail & Exit Glacier). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, and explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

Plan my trip to Seward with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Anchorage

— 3 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.
Anchorage is known for parks, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, stop by Grizzly's Gifts, take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo.

Planning Anchorage trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Skagway.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Skagway

— 2 nights
The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jewell Gardens and then stop by Skagway Alaska Downtown. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Skagway Museum and Archives, take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, then examine the collection at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Klondike Brewing Company, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Skagway online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Skagway takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Skagway sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Juneau.

Things to do in Skagway

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery, and explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Skagway to Juneau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Juneau sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

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.