10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fairbanks — 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Large Animal Research Station, look for gifts at Bishops Jewelry Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at HooDoo Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks trip itinerary site.

Atlanta to Fairbanks is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Fairbanks is minus 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in February; daily highs in Fairbanks reach 11°F and lows reach -9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Anchorage.
Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours
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Anchorage — 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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 wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, engage your brain at Imaginarium Discovery Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and take in the awesome beauty at Alyeska Ski Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip planner.

Fly from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fairbanks in March: highs in Anchorage hover around 34°F, while lows dip to 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seward.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Seward — 1 night

Alaska Starts Here

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Seward trip planner.

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in March, Seward is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sitka.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Sitka — 2 nights

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at Alaska Pure Sea Salt, then stroll through Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, then see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sitka trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Seward to Sitka takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seward in March; daily highs in Sitka reach 44°F and lows reach 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Alaska travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.