10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  9​h
1
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Fairbanks is known for museums, wildlife, nightlife, theme parks, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks, learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and look for gifts at Santa Claus House.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fairbanks trip itinerary planner .

Newark to Fairbanks is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. In December, Fairbanks is much colder than Newark - with highs of 7°F and lows of -8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

4
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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and tour in style with a train tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Fairbanks to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fairbanks in December, you will find days in Anchorage are a bit warmer (25°F), and nights are much warmer (14°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Rail Tours

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then meet the residents at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau online route builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in December: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 34°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

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