10 days in Alabama & Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alabama & Alaska Itinerary

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10 days in Alabama & Alaska Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Orange Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
3
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Seward
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  13​h 45​min
End: Houston


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1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and then admire all the interesting features of Battleship USS ALABAMA.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mobile route maker website .

Houston to Mobile is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

1
night
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Wharf Ferris Wheel, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Orange Beach trip tool .

You can drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Wharf Ferris Wheel ©
Wharf Ferris Wheel

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 14th (Mon), meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Juneau in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orange Beach to Juneau due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orange Beach in May, with highs in Juneau at 57°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

1
night
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 19th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Seward visit planner .

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Anchorage, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seward, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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