12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
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Train to Anchorage, Fly to Haines, Ferry to Skagway
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Skagway
— 3 nights
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Botanical Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Anchorage day trip app.

Washington to Anchorage is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. In July, Anchorage is little chillier than Washington - with highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 2 nights

The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
On the 19th (Mon), trek along Mt. Healy Overlook Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali, and then shop like a local with Wild about Denali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead and then trek along Savage Alpine Trail.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Denali National Park and Preserve sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Skagway.
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Skagway — 3 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yakutania Point and Upper Dewey Lake. Visiting Pitchfork Falls and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at BearHead Photography Gallery, make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, examine the collection at The Mascot Saloon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pullen Creek Stream Walk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Skagway online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and ferry from Denali National Park and Preserve to Skagway takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. While traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Skagway, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Juneau.
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Juneau — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 25th (Sun), see what you can catch with Best Damn Charters, take an unforgettable tour with Ward Air, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gold Creek Flume Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Steep Creek.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planner.

Getting from Skagway to Juneau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. July in Juneau sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Alaska Stone Art, stroll through Totem Bight State Historical Park, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail, and finally hike along Deer Mountain Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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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.
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