Just one of the many possibilities
At Tyee Travel we specialize in bringing you to the real Alaska - the entire great state. Here is a sample of how we can plan an itinerary to these popular destinations.
Depart Seattle to Wrangell on the morning jet flight, 1 stop Ketchikan, no plane change. 3 nights at a bed and breakfast with a water view. Your hosts will pick you up at the airport and transfer you.
Anan Bear Observatory trip. 5 - 6 hour excursion (July - August). Travel in a covered jet boat, exploring the shoreline alongthe way - about 1 hr and 15 min travel each way. Spend approximately 3 hours watching bears as they fish for food in Anan Creek. Visitors are escorted in and back to the boat by a guide that will stay with you on the viewing platform. Groups sizes are generally 6, with a maximum of 11. Bring a lunch, beverages provided. (although no food allowed is up the trail, you can eat on the boat)
Stikine River Jet Boat Adventure. 5 -6 hour excursion. Depart in the morning for a fun-filled day of adventure on the Stikine River. Enjoy the captain's tails of Gold Rush lore, Native history and colorful local stories along this beautifully scenic and exciting ride. Travel to Shakes Glacier, clear water tributaries, main river and anywhere else the river water level allows. 5 - 6 hours. Bring a lunch, beverages provided.
Depart Wrangell for Petersburg via the Alaska Marine Highway ferry. Check in with the hotel or bed and breakfast. Enjoy Petersburg the afternoon. Walk the docks and view the commercial-fishing fleet at work.
Whale watching (8 Hours) OR LeCont'e Wilderness trip (5-6 Hours) beverages included. Your captain is knowledgeable of the area. Snack provided.
Day 6, 7, 8
Petersburg to Juneau via Alaska Airlines jet service. 3 nights Bed and Breakfast and car rental. Afternoon and next two days free to enjoy the many things Juneau has to offer. Hiking trails are within walking distance from downtown (although it is an uphill walk to the trailhead) but with a car rental, you can go to Mendenhall Glacier, Shrine of St. Therese and more of the "out" areas in Juneau
Juneau to Gustavus by small plane leaving late morning. You will be met and transferred to the The Glacier Bay Country Inn. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in Gustavus, the town in Glacier Bay National Park. Overnight at the Glacier Bay Country Inn Bed and Breakfast, all meals are included here as well as transfers. At 7:00am, take the full day cruise into Glacier Bay, return at approx. 4pm and transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Skagway.
Skagway, Overnight at the White House Bed and Breakfast. Beautifully rebuilt to its original splendour. Skagway Air will transfer you to the B&B.
Morning departure on the White Pass and Yukon Route historic train trip to the summit. Thousands of miners used this corridor to reach the gold fields of the Klondike. Departs at 8:30am, returns at 11:30am (This has an incredible view!) Check in 25 minutes prior.
Afternoon departure for Seward, via Juneau. Take a small commuter plane to Juneau and an Alaska Airlines jet to Anchorage. Upon arrival in Anchorage pick up an AVIS full size car - 5 days reserved, returning past the 24 hr mark of the 4th day. Drive 1 1/2 hr - 2 hrs to Seward, this is a very scenic drive on the Seward Highway to Seward. Spend 2 nights in Seward at a downtown Inn. Explore all that Seward has to offer. Seward is small, homey and easy to explore. Enjoy the new Sealife Center and take a drive to Exit Glacier.
Ididaride Sled Dog kennel tour and ride. Arrive at 9:15am or 9:30am 1 hour and 15 minute tour. Load up in a sled pulled by 12 dogs for tour to the mountains and back to the kennel to see the puppies(!)
Be at the Kenai Fjords tours office between 11:30-11:45am, you can leave the car in the Kenai Fjords lot while you are gone. Catch the Kenai Fjords transfer to Fox Island to stay at the Wilderness Lodge for 2 nights of total rustic relaxation in homey cabins. All meals are included. A hiking trail about 2 hrs long offers a great view from the top. Sea kayaking is available with an experienced naturalist guide. Enjoy total peace and relaxation, bring a good book.
Join Kenai Fjord tour and continue with the group back to Seward. Pick up the car you left there and do the return drive to Anchorage (approximately 6:30pm arrival in Seward with a 3-hour drive to Anchorage.)
1 night Anchorage at a bed and breakfast. Take the car back to the airport. The B&B offers courtesy transfers to and from the airport.
Leave Anchorage to Nome on Alaska Airlines morning flight, all day full of sightseeing, blanket toss, cultural crafts, and the Arctic ocean viewing. Overnight and experience the midnight sun! Return on the morning flight to Anchorage at 10:30am arrive at 1:18pm.
1 night at the bed and breakfast back in Anchorage. Courtesy airport transfer. Anchorage is Alaska's largest city, with a huge variety of activities and cultural information. The Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum has a wonderful exhibit about the pioneers in Alaska aviation. The dining opportunities range from quick food to gourmet fare. Try the South Side Bistro for excellent food at a reasonable price. Spend all day the next day in Anchorage. Depart after midnight for the least expensive airfare.
The grand total for all the above itinerary is $4599 - $4959 per person with variation depending on budget, moderate or deluxe accommodations (in towns where there is a choice!) including the car rental (except insurance and gas), all accommodations, airfare, listed tours and tax.
If your time is limited:
The Inside Passage. Stop in Ketchikan with a Misty Fjords trip, Wrangell with a Stikine River or Anan Bear Observatory trip, Glacier Bay with glacier cruise, Juneau, Skagway with the White Pass train trip and Sitka with the St. Lazaria excursion, total of 8 nights, including accommodations, air, and the excursion is listed for $2379.00 per person. Car recommended for Juneau sightseeing on own.
Central/Interior Alaska - Fly Seattle to Anchorage and pick up a motorhome for one week, explore central Alaska on your own with recommendations to see Seward, Homer and Denali at your leisure. $1109 - 1449 per person depending on motorhome size. We suggest prebooking any excursions such as the Kenai Fjords tour and Denali wildlife.
Many other options and alternatives available, look at our PrePackaged Tour suggestions or our Design Your Own pages and let us help you create your own personal custom itinerary!
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