Juneau & Ketchikan

5 Days


Mid-May through mid-September



Why This Trip?

Explore some of the best spots in Southeast Alaska! You can find direct flights from Seattle or Anchorage to the beautiful city of Juneau. Spend some time there discovering glaciers, then continue on to Ketchikan. There you'll find a wealth of Alaskan Native culture, including totems, along with the stunning surroundings of Misty Fjords National Monument.


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Day 1

Fly from Anchorage or Seattle to Juneau

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Enjoy your direct flight from Anchorage or Seattle into Juneau. Once you get settled, your first outing should be to see Alaska's capital city from above. Hop on the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway and skim the tops of spruce trees as you ascend to the top of 3,819-foot Mount Roberts and enjoy breathtaking views. If you have some time left, go panning for gold (and keep what you find!) and learn about the history of gold mining here.

Day 2

Day & Overnight in Juneau

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Enjoy a full day in this gorgeous city that's surrounded by towering peaks. Today, you'll be getting out to see wildlife! You'll find some fun options for whale-watching, bear viewing, and dog sledding! All tours offer stunning views of the surrounding area. If there's availability, you can even do both bear viewing and dog sledding in the same day...and both tours begin with a spectacular flightseeing trip!

Day 3

Fly from Juneau to Ketchikan

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Today you'll board a plane for the quick, 1-hour flight to Ketchikan. Then walk or take the free shuttle from downtown to the Totem Heritage Center. Here you can learn about the rich history of the artistic totem poles created by the Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Haida tribes. Then browse the shops, museums, and preserved homes on the historic Creek Street boardwalk.

Day 4

Day & Overnight in Ketchikan

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Prepare yourself: Your full day in Ketchikan will be full of adventure! This stunning city is one of the world's busiest fishing ports because it has some of the best waters in Southeast Alaska for salmon fishing. So take advantage! Book a charter to catch salmon of your own and enjoy the scenery and stories of the local personalities who are dedicated to sustainable fishing. Another option: Explore lush Tongass National Forest and Misty Fjords National Monument. You have a couple options, both with Kawanti Adventures. Take a zipline tour, skimming the treetops on one of their zipline courses. The views are incredible and it's perfect for all skill levels. Or choose to pilot your own ATV through the forest on a rugged tour where you'll get a little dirty...but that's part of the fun. Make sure to wear clothes that can (and will!) get wet!

Day 5

Fly from Ketchikan to Juneau

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After four days of fun, it's time to fly back to Juneau for your connecting flight to Anchorage or Seattle. If you have a little extra time before you go, consider taking the Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, which is just a mile from the airport. This hour-long tour winds through unique gardens and flora of the Tongass rainforest...the perfect way to end your trip!