13 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive to Wasilla, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
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Train to Anchorage, Bus to Anchorage, 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 Juneau, Foot to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Skagway
— 1 night
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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 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then make a trip to Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram, then trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Roundhouse at Alyeska.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip planner.

Washington DC to Anchorage is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. In May, Anchorage is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Denali National Park and Preserve.
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Denali National Park and Preserve — 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Savage River Loop Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Denali.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of car and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Denali National Park and Preserve are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the world from above with Ketchikan Helicopters and then see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan road trip website.

Do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry from Denali National Park and Preserve to Ketchikan in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in June, you will find days in Ketchikan are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Sitka.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, then stroll through Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then trek along Herring Cove Trail, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sitka Centennial Visitors Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sitka route builder website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Sitka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): trek along Perseverance National Recreation Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Juneau Arts & Humanities, and then appreciate the history behind The Whale Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, trek along Gold Creek Flume Trail, then don't miss a visit to Trickster Company, then look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau travel tool.

Fly from Sitka to Juneau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Skagway.
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Skagway — 1 night

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Corrington’s Alaskan Ivory & Museum, steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin, stop by Aurora Jewelers, then make a trip to Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally examine the collection at The Mascot Saloon.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Skagway driving holiday planner.

Getting from Juneau to Skagway by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel 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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