We went to Alaska twice, once in June and the next year in July.t he first year we had just drizzle, it was on and off and really no trouble. The next year we had nothing and clear skies which they said was unusual. We wore just a windbreaker both times which was enough for us. But one friend we had with us had a winter coat and hat on. Needless to say she is always cold. The only time we had mosquito problems was when we took a bus trip up to the Tundra in Canada. Otherwise we had nothing.
Whittier really wasn't much of a town, so there was no shopping. We went from there straight to Anchorage where we spent the day before our flight.