12 days in Alaska & New York's Thousand Islands Itinerary

12 days in Alaska & New York's Thousand Islands Itinerary

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12 days in Alaska & New York's Thousand Islands Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Seward
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly + bus + taxi:  15​h 15​min
Alexandria Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
New Delhi

3
days
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Native Heritage Center. You'll explore and learn at Anchorage Museum and Alaska Aviation Museum. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, and explore and take pictures at Crow Creek Mine.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage online visit planner .

New Delhi, India to Anchorage is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from New Delhi to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in February, expect Anchorage to be cooler, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum
Anchorage Museum

2
days
Seward

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seward itinerary builder .

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Anchorage in February, things will get a bit warmer in Seward: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Helicopter Tours

1
day
Fairbanks

Fairbanks
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Santa Claus House.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fairbanks trip maker app .

Getting from Seward to Fairbanks by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Seward in February, expect Fairbanks to be much colder, temps between -13°C and -26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Alexandria Bay.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
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1
day
Alexandria Bay

Alexandria Bay
Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States, located in New York's Thousand Islands region. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Cedar Point State Park, then stroll through Antique Boat Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Boldt Castle and Yacht House.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alexandria Bay trip maker tool .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Fairbanks to Alexandria Bay in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Fairbanks to Alexandria Bay. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fairbanks in February: high temperatures in Alexandria Bay hover around -2°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria Bay

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Clayton
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Antique Boat Museum
Antique Boat Museum
Boldt Castle and Yacht House
Boldt Castle and Yacht House
Cedar Point State Park ©
Cedar Point State Park

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