10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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Fairbanks
— 4 nights
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Sitka
— 2 nights
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Anchorage — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 7th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, fly down the slopes at Arctic Valley Ski Area, and admire all the interesting features of Seward Hwy.

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San Francisco to Anchorage is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in February, with highs in Anchorage at 28°F and lows at 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Fairbanks.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Side Trip

Fairbanks — 4 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
When in Fairbanks, make a side trip to see Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, approximately Chena Hot Springs away. Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at University of Alaska Museum of the North, look for gifts at Santa Claus House, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks trip site.

Fly from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in February, plan for little chillier days in Fairbanks, with highs around 11°F, while nights are much colder with lows around -9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sitka.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

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 12th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alaska Raptor Center.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sitka trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Sitka takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Fairbanks in February: high temperatures in Sitka hover around 42°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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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.