15 days in Anchorage & Fairbanks Itinerary

15 days in Anchorage & Fairbanks Itinerary

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15 days in Anchorage & Fairbanks Itinerary

Orlando
Drive:  80​h
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Drive:  88​h
Orlando

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Byron Glacier Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Chugach National Forest and Independence Mine State Historical Park. Go for a jaunt from Anchorage to Palmer to see Musk Ox Farm about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area, admire the sheer force of Thunderbird Falls, take a memorable drive along Seward Hwy, and admire all the interesting features of Crow Creek Mine.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anchorage itinerary planner .

Orlando to Anchorage is an approximately 80-hour car ride. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Orlando to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect Anchorage to be much colder, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Palmer, Alaska, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
days
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Get in touch with nature at Chena River State Recreation Area and Large Animal Research Station. Step off the beaten path and head to Chena Indian Village and Fairbanks Dogsled Rides. Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at Fairbanks Ice Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fairbanks day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daytime highs in Fairbanks are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Chena River State Recreation Area ©
Chena River State Recreation Area
Large Animal Research Station ©
Large Animal Research Station

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