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Sitka
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Sitka

Sitka, located in the USA's Alaskan panhandle, is a small coastal city with a population of just under 9,000 people. Sitka is the third largest city in Alaska, and is known for its stunning natural beauty and rich history.

Sitka is situated on Baranof Island, just off the mainland of Alaska. The city is surrounded by lush, evergreen forests and is home to the majestic Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano. The city is also surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Inside Passage, providing many opportunities for outdoor activities like fishing, kayaking, and whale watching.

Sitka has a long history, dating back to 1799 when it was founded by Russian explorers. Sitka was the capital of Russian Alaska until 1867 when the United States purchased the territory and made it part of the United States. Sitka then became the capital of Alaska until 1906 when the capital was moved to Juneau.

In the early 1900s, Sitka was a major fishing port, and it remains a major fishing port to this day. The city is also home to the Sitka National Historical Park, which is the oldest national park in Alaska. The park includes the historic Russian Bishop's House, the Totem Park, and the Sitka National Cemetery.

Today, Sitka is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to enjoy the stunning scenery and take part in the city's many outdoor activities. The city is also home to many cultural attractions, including the Sitka Summer Music Festival, the Sitka Jazz Festival, and the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.

Sitka is a beautiful and vibrant city with a rich history and a wealth of outdoor activities. It is a great destination for those looking for a unique and memorable vacation.

Excursion tips for a day in Sitka

As a tourist in Sitka, Alaska, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the top activities to experience:

1. Visit the Sitka National Historical Park and explore the park's many trails, as well as the Totem Park and the Russian Bishop's House.

2. Take a boat tour around Sitka Sound and view the area's stunning scenery and wildlife.

3. Enjoy the local cuisine by visiting one of the many restaurants in town.

4. Explore the Sitka Fine Arts Camp and enjoy the many art galleries and exhibits.

5. Go fishing in Sitka Sound, or take a charter boat to catch some of the local salmon, halibut, and rockfish.

6. Visit the Sheldon Jackson Museum and learn about the area's history and culture.

7. Take a stroll down historic Lincoln Street and explore the many shops and galleries.

8. Enjoy a whale-watching tour and spot some of the area's majestic sea creatures.

9. Take a day trip to the nearby Baranof Island and explore its beautiful beaches and forests.

10. Enjoy some of the local outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, and biking.

Experience Sitka with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Sitka. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Sitka

Sitka, located in the US state of Alaska, experiences a mild climate with cool summers and mild winters. In the summer months, temperatures range from the mid-50s to the mid-60s Fahrenheit, while in the winter months they can drop to as low as the low-30s Fahrenheit. The city receives an average of 28 inches of rain per year, with the majority of precipitation occurring in the winter months. During the spring and fall, temperatures are mild and the weather is generally dry. The area also experiences a lot of fog and cloudiness in the summer months, making it a great destination for outdoor activities. Overall, Sitka experiences a mild climate with cool summers and mild winters, as well as plenty of precipitation and fog during the summer months.

Cruise weather for Sitka

Our weather forecast for Sitka helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 10.3 °C
10.4 m/s
11.2 m/s
100.0 %
11.4 m
95.7 %
1,016 hPa
04:28:45
21:44:55
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 13.3 °C
min: 11.7 °C
9.4 m/s
10.1 m/s
100.0 %
14.1 m
94.9 %
1,012 hPa
04:30:20
21:43:31
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 14.6 °C
min: 9.9 °C
7.9 m/s
8.6 m/s
89.9 %
13.5 m
86.5 %
1,017 hPa
04:31:57
21:42:02
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 12.1 °C
min: 9.5 °C
11.9 m/s
13.7 m/s
99.1 %
15.5 m
90.7 %
1,014 hPa
04:33:36
21:40:31
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 13.5 °C
min: 11.4 °C
10.7 m/s
11.4 m/s
100.0 %
5.6 m
96.3 %
1,010 hPa
04:35:17
21:38:57
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 12.5 °C
min: 9 °C
7.2 m/s
8.6 m/s
92.9 %
9.4 m
95.1 %
1,018 hPa
04:37:00
21:37:20
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 14.3 °C
min: 7.8 °C
10.1 m/s
7.6 m/s
90.5 %
24.1 m
78.6 %
1,022 hPa
04:38:44
21:35:41
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 11.2 °C
min: 8.4 °C
4.7 m/s
3.6 m/s
97.7 %
20.7 m
89.1 %
1,022 hPa
04:40:31
21:33:58
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 10.1 °C
min: 8.1 °C
10.4 m/s
13.3 m/s
100.0 %
8.6 m
96.4 %
1,019 hPa
04:42:19
21:32:13
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 11.3 °C
min: 8.7 °C
6.7 m/s
7.2 m/s
96.3 %
16.4 m
94.2 %
1,023 hPa
04:44:08
21:30:25
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 13.1 °C
min: 9.8 °C
6.8 m/s
4.0 m/s
85.3 %
15.0 m
90.4 %
1,025 hPa
04:45:59
21:28:35
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 16.2 °C
min: 9.1 °C
11.9 m/s
10.1 m/s
34.4 %
23.7 m
81.4 %
1,024 hPa
04:47:50
21:26:43

Cruises to Sitka

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Scheduled ship calls in Sitka, United States of America
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 14th 2024 Sunday, 14th of Jul. 2024 Ovation of the Seas 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 15th 2024 Monday, 15th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Bliss 10:30 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 15th 2024 Monday, 15th of Jul. 2024 Ocean Victory 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 15th 2024 Monday, 15th of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Odyssey 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 15th 2024 Monday, 15th of Jul. 2024 Silver Nova 09:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 16th 2024 Tuesday, 16th of Jul. 2024 Brilliance of the Seas 11:59 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 16th 2024 Tuesday, 16th of Jul. 2024 MS Regatta 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 16th 2024 Tuesday, 16th of Jul. 2024 Ocean Victory 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 16th 2024 Tuesday, 16th of Jul. 2024 Radiance of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 17th 2024 Wednesday, 17th of Jul. 2024 MS Eurodam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 17th 2024 Wednesday, 17th of Jul. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 09:30 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jul. 2024 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Sun 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 19th 2024 Friday, 19th of Jul. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 19th 2024 Friday, 19th of Jul. 2024 Silver Muse 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jul. 2024 Disney Wonder 08:30 am 04:45 pm
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Summit 07:00 am 03:30 pm
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Bliss 10:30 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Brilliance of the Seas 11:59 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 MS Regatta 09:30 am 04:30 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Royal Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Silver Nova 09:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 MS Eurodam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Sun 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Ovation of the Seas 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 02:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Bliss 10:30 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Odyssey 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Silver Nova 09:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 Brilliance of the Seas 11:59 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 Radiance of the Seas 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 11:30 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 MS Regatta 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 01:00 pm 08:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2024 Monday, 5th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Summit 07:00 am 03:30 pm
Aug. 5th 2024 Monday, 5th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Bliss 10:30 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2024 Monday, 5th of Aug. 2024 Ocean Victory 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Brilliance of the Seas 11:59 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Ocean Victory 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Ovation of the Seas 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Royal Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Silver Nova 09:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 MS Eurodam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 11:30 am 07:00 pm

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