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Juneau Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2016

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The Alaskan capital, Juneau has a tangible sense of history and contemporary charm. Gateway to the region’s otherworldly glacial landscapes, the city has heaps of gold-rush memorabilia as the site of Alaska’s first gold strike.

Day 1: A Day in Juneau

Explore the waterfront on your first day in Juneau, taking a stroll past the historic clapboard buildings lining Franklin Street. Drop into a seafood restaurant to taste the flavors of the sea, or shop for Native American artworks and artifacts in the town’s souvenir and craft stores.

For insights into the boom-era town, visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, or discover brewing history and lip-smacking ales at the Alaskan Brewing Company’s headquarters in Juneau. The area’s Russian roots are revealed at the St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, built in 1894 and filled with Russian icons.

Day 2: Gold in Those Hills


Juneau was built on gold, launching Alaska’s gold rush in 1880 and bringing prospectors in their thousands to the area. The port was also a staging area for the Klondike gold rush. The main mines were Treadwell near Douglas and the Alaska-Juneau mine, which you can visit today at the Last Chance Mining Museum and Historic Park.

Before its closure in 1944, the Alaska-Juneau mine produced more than $80 million worth of gold. For background into Juneau’s gold history, visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum downtown, take a mine tour or get into the swing of things in Juneau’s raffish waterfront taverns, with their underfoot sawdust, pioneer chic and honky-tonk piano entertainment.

Day 3: Glaciers and Alpine Lakes

You know you’re in Alaska when you visit Glacier Bay National Park. Tidewater glaciers spill down from the surrounding snow-clad mountains, icebergs dot the lakes, and hiking trails wind their way past forests of spruce. Kayaking, wildlife-watching and wildflower trails are other highlights of a visit to Glacier Bay.

For the most stunning views imaginable, arrive at Glacier Bay by helicopter. Closer to Juneau, ride the tramway to the top of Mt. Roberts for more alpine views, or visit Mendenhall Lake and its visitor center viewing platform.

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Juneau Whale Watching Adventure and Mendenhall Glacier Tour, Juneau, null
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Juneau Whale Watching Adventure and Mendenhall Glacier Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 168 Reviews

Escape to the Alaskan Wilderness on a small group Whale Watching Adventure from Juneau. This is your chance to see humpback whales, bald eagles, seals and sea ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Juneau Sightseeing and Mendenhall Glacier Tour and Mt. Roberts Tramway and Salmon lunch/dinner, ... 
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Juneau Sightseeing and Mendenhall Glacier Tour and Mt. Roberts Tramway and Salmon lunch/dinner

4 star rating: Recommended 378 Reviews

See the best of the Juneau area on this sightseeing and nature tour that combines historical landmarks with stunning natural wonders. Start with a narrated ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Juneau in One Day: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake, Juneau, Half-day Tours
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Juneau in One Day: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Want to see the best Juneau has to offer in one day? First, get an up-close look at the ice wall at Mendenhall Glacier. Then, board a jet boat for a ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $203.70
Juneau Whale-Watching Adventure, Juneau, Day Trips
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Juneau Whale-Watching Adventure

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

Spend your morning or afternoon spotting magnificent humpback whales in the picturesque Auke Bay with the Alaskan mountains in the background. On this ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $136.50
Alaskan Salmon Bake from Juneau, Juneau, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Alaskan Salmon Bake from Juneau

4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

Savor fresh wild salmon at a traditional Alaskan salmon bake from Juneau for either lunch or dinner. Enjoy salmon grilled slowly over an open fire, along with ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: Flexible

From USD $54.60
Juneau Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience, Juneau, Dining Experiences
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Juneau Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Experience Alaska through the eyes of an Iditarod musher! Start with an exciting helicopter tour over the glaciers of Juneau Icefield, and then land at a ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $510.00
Juneau Whale-Watching Cruise, Juneau, Helicopter Tours
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Juneau Whale-Watching Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Pristine blue waters, breaching whales, bald eagles soaring overhead — these are just some of the reasons to take advantage of this whale-watching tour ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.75
Juneau Whale-Watching Cruise and Brewery Tour, Juneau, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Juneau Whale-Watching Cruise and Brewery Tour

Whale watching and beer are two of Juneau’s most popular attractions. On this combo tour, you have the opportunity to experience both on the same day. ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Whale Watching, Brewery Tour and Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Whale Watching, Brewery Tour and Mendenhall Glacier

Enjoy nature-gazing, informative wildlife talks and crisp local beer on this 6-hour tour in Juneau, Alaska. Enjoy a visit to the massive blue Mendenhall ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.63
Channel Island State Marine Park Kayak and and Wildlife Tour, Juneau, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Channel Island State Marine Park Kayak and and Wildlife Tour

Visit an uninhabited island landscape composed of lush and vibrant temperate rain forest, exquisite snow-capped peaks and flowing glaciers glowing blue, your ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $261.45

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