Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Whittier/Seward
Day 1 Vancouver, BC
Sail away from Vancouver on one of many Alaska cruises. (This cruise can also be made from Alaska to Vancouver.)
Day 2 Inside Passage
Alaska's coastline is one of the most scenic waterways in the world. You'll experience wildlife and wonder along Alaska's Marine Highway as you make your way north to Alaska's colorful frontier ports.
Day 3 Ketchikan
Known as "Alaska's First City," Ketchikan is the first major community travelers come to as they travel north. Founded as a fishing camp, Ketchikan is built on steep hillsides. Get an introduction to the indigenous people of the area by visiting the Totem Heritage Center, Totem Bight State Park or Saxman Native Village.
Day 4 Juneau
Perched on a thin strip of land at the mouth of Gold Creek, Juneau is one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the steep summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. It was once an integral part of Alaska's gold rush.
Day 5 Skagway
This "Gateway to the Klondike" saw countless fortune-seekers pass through during the heyday of Alaska's gold rush. Today, you can still feel like a prospector among the rustic boardwalks with frontier-style storefronts. Explore town and then take a 3-hour trip on the historic White Pass and Yukon Railway.
Day 6 Glacier Bay National Park
Spread across an impressive 3.2 million acres in Southeast Alaska, this treasure trove of scenic coastal islands, narrow fjords and abundant wildlife offers an inspirational glimpse of what Mother Nature does best. The Park is home to the highest concentration of tidewater glaciers on the planet.
Day 7 College Fjords - Whittier/Seward
After crossing the Gulf of Alaska, glide into College Fjords where you will be completely surrounded by 16 ice-blue glaciers. Each was named for one of the Ivy League colleges by members of the expedition that discovered them. Step off your cruise ship in Whittier or Seward. Stay and explore the Kenai Peninsula or travel to Anchorage for a connecting land tour or fly home.
Day Add-on » Whittier/Seward - Denali National Park - Fairbanks
From Whittier take a scenic journey north on the Alaska Railroad. See Mt. McKinley on a guided tour of Denali National Park and continue by train to Fairbanks, Alaska's Golden Heart City.