Stop the world -- you're getting off! Arrive in Juneau via Alaska Airlines. Over-night to re-group from travel; visit Mendenhall Glacier, ride the Mt. Roberts tram, enjoy seeing the State capital.
(Fast) ferry to Haines. Settle in at B & B. Walk or pick up rental car to visit Sheldon Museum, Dalton City (former "White Fang" film set) with microbrewery, numerous artists' studios & shops, etc. Reconnoiter local restaurants & friendly pubs for fresh seafood or variety of dining options.
Drive to Mt. Riley trailhead 2.5 miles south of Haines on Chilkat Peninsula. Hike 2.8 Miles (5.6 RT) through forest and sub-alpine terrain to 1760' summit on center of peninsula. Take in glorious 360 degree view of surrounding waterways including Upper Lynn Canal and Chilkat River valley.
Hitch 30' ride on water taxi to Skagway. Take the amazing 1/2-day Whitepass Narrow Gauge train ride to Fraser. Tour historic Skagway National Gold Rush Park. Return to Haines via water taxi.
Set out early on 9.8 mile, 4700' vertical gain Mt. Ripinsky traverse. (Arrange for drop-off or pick-up at 7-Mile trailhead or city trailhead.) Enjoy a rigorous but so rewarding trek including 5-mile meander across "Little Switzerland"-like alpine meadows, with sweeping world-class views of unclimbed peaks. You may well be rewarded with bear and/or mountain goat sightings. Watch the eagles ride warm air currents below you!
A rest day! Sign on to river or rafting tour and let local guides show you the wondrous Chilkat Valley. Shop for mementos, fine art, etc. Begin planning a much longer visit next time.
Catch whale-watching catamaran tour to Juneau. Marvel at eagles, sea lions, and humpback whales. Prepare to take leave of Paradise.