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Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Haines, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park

Day 1 Ketchikan

Arrive in Ketchikan via Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway. On your first day in Alaska, get an introduction to the indigenous people of the area. Take your pick of the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, the Totem Heritage Center, Totem Bight State Park, and or Saxman Native Village. Overnight Ketchikan.

Day 2 Ketchikan

Choose a flight seeing or boating tour to Misty Fjords National Monument, one of America's greatest treasures and some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery. On the other hand, try your luck landing a fighting Salmon or trophy Halibut. Ketchikan and the neighboring area offer an outstanding variety of sport fishing experiences. Flight to Sitka via Alaska Airlines. Overnight Sitka.

Day 3 Sitka

Today in Sitka, explore the Sheldon Jackson Museum with its incredible collection of Alaska Native artifacts. The Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center offers close-up encounters with local wildlife. Just six miles from downtown at Whale Park, visitors often have the chance to see Humpback whales that frequent the area. Flight to Juneau via Alaska Airlines - Overnight Juneau.

Day 4 Juneau

In Juneau today visit the Alaska State Museum and the Juneau Douglas Museum to get firsthand knowledge of the history and culture of the Capital city. The Mt. Roberts Tram will take you 1800 ft. from sea level for a bird's eye view of the surrounding area. A visit to Juneau would not be complete without seeing the Mendenhall Glacier, one of 38 glaciers that flow from the 1500 sq. mile Juneau Ice field - Overnight Juneau

Day 5 Juneau

Explore Tracy Arm Fjord (full day cruise tour), home to the twin Sawyer glaciers. The fjord winds its way back to some of the most dynamic glaciers in Alaska; sheer granite cliffs line the calm inside waters. Wildlife is abundant in the area; seals, sea lions, bears, Mt. goats and whales are often seen here. Overnight Juneau.

Day 6 Haines

Enjoy the morning with your cruise (2.5 hrs) on the Alaska Marine Highway, MV Fairweather (the fast ferry) to Haines. Discover the galleries, gift shops, and historic Fort Seward in this town on the shores of America's longest fjord. Explore the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, be on the lookout for the varied wildlife, and take in the spectacular scenery. Overnight Haines.

Day 7 Haines/Skagway

Today take the water taxi on to Skagway a browsers paradise; an ideal place to sit, shop, look and linger. Take in the Gold Rush history and ride the "Scenic Railway of the World" the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad to the White Pass summit. Return to Juneau via air taxi to make connections on Alaska Airlines for flight home or on to more Alaska via the Alaska Marine Highway.

Additional tour to Glacier Bay as add-on day 1

Choose an air taxi from Haines, Skagway or Juneau or take the daily afternoon jet from Juneau; or choose from twice weekly sailing on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry. Overnight in Gustavus or in the National Park in Bartlett Cove.

Day 2 Glacier Bay National Park/Juneau

This morning you will board a fast and stable vessel to explore the magnificent glaciers and abundant wildlife of this unforgettable destination. Calving glaciers, breaching humpback whales, curious sea otters, and lively waterfowl are all part of the experience of Glacier Bay National Park. Return to Juneau via Alaska Airlines for connections to more of Alaska or home.

Second scenario: Day 1

Arrive in Juneau via Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway. In Juneau today visit the Alaska State Museum and the Juneau Douglas Museum to get firsthand knowledge of the history and culture of the Capital city. The Mt. Roberts Tram will take you 1800 ft. from sea level for a bird's eye view of the surrounding area. Enjoy the historic downtown district. Overnight Juneau.

Day 2 Juneau/Mendenhall Glacier

A visit to Juneau would not be complete without seeing the Mendenhall Glacier, one of 38 glaciers that flow from the 1500 sq. mile Juneau Ice field. Helicopter or fixed wing aircraft can give you an up close and unforgettable experience. Finish the day with one of Alaska's favorite pastimes an authentic Salmon Bake. Overnight Juneau.

Day 3 Juneau/Glacier Bay National Park

Take the Alaska Marine Highway with Mondays and Wednesdays service to Gustavus.

Day 4 Glacier Bay/Juneau

This morning you will board a fast and stable vessel to explore the magnificent glaciers and abundant wildlife of this unforgettable destination. Calving glaciers, breaching humpback whales, curious sea otters, and lively waterfowl are all part of the experience of Glacier Bay National Park. Return to Juneau via Alaska Airlines to make connection to Sitka. Overnight Sitka.

Day 5 Sitka

Today in Sitka, explore the Sheldon Jackson Museum with its incredible collection of Alaska Native artifacts. The Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center offers close-up encounters with local wildlife. Just six miles from downtown at Whale Park, visitors often have the chance to see Humpback whales that frequent the area. Overnight Sitka

Day 6 Sitka/Ketchikan

Flight via Alaska Airlines to Ketchikan today and get an introduction to the indigenous people of the area. Take your pick of the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, the Totem Heritage Center, Totem Bight State Park, and or Saxman Native Village. Overnight Ketchikan

Day 7 Ketchikan

Choose a flight seeing or boating tour to Misty Fjords National Monument, one of America's most greatest treasures and some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery. On the other hand, try your luck landing a fighting Salmon or trophy Halibut. Ketchikan and the neighboring area offer an outstanding variety of sport fishing experiences. Depart Ketchikan via Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway for home or more of Alaska.

Additional add-on at the beginning of tour to include Haines and or Skagway

Day 1 Haines

Enjoy the morning with your cruise (2.5 hrs) from Juneau on the Alaska Marine Highway, MV Fairweather (the fast ferry) to Haines. Discover the galleries, gift shops, and historic Fort Seward in this town on the shores of America's longest fjord. Explore the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, be on the lookout for the varied wildlife, and take in the spectacular scenery. Overnight: Haines.

Day 2 Haines/Skagway

Today take the water taxi on to Skagway a browsers paradise; an ideal place to sit, shop, look and linger. Take in the Gold Rush history and ride the "Scenic Railway of the World" the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad to the White Pass summit. Return to Juneau via air taxi to make connections on Alaska Airlines for flight home or on to more Alaska via the Alaska Marine Highway.

 

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