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


Ketchikan — 1 night

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 30th (Fri): trek along Deer Mountain Trail, see some colorful creatures with Snorkel Alaska, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rotary Beach. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Tongass Historical Museum, stop by The Rain Barrel, take an in-depth tour of Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Scanlon Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum, and finally hike along Ketchikan Rainbird Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan tour itinerary planning app.

Saint Louis to Ketchikan is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Saint Louis to Ketchikan, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, expect nights in Ketchikan to be slightly colder, around 54°F, while days are cooler, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Perseverance National Recreation Trail and Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog. Take a break from the city and head to Treadwell Historic Mine Trail and Gold Creek Flume Trail. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the history behind The Whale Project, look for gifts at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau travel route tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Skagway.
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Skagway — 2 nights

The Municipality and Borough of Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Trail of '98 Museum, view the masterpieces at BearHead Photography Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Skagway Museum and Archives, tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Dewey Lake, then steep yourself in history at Moore Cabin, and finally contemplate the long history of Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1.

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Traveling by flight from Juneau to Skagway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Skagway are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Haines.
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Haines — 2 nights

The Adventure Capital of Alaska

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Haines trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Skagway to Haines in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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.