10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Juneau International Airport, Drive to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
— 3 nights
Drive to Juneau International Airport, Fly to Fairbanks International Airport
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Fairbanks
— 5 nights
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

— 3 nights
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides a glimpse of what much of the planet looked like when it emerged from the Ice Age.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. On the 16th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Bartlett Cove.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Washington DC to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for colder days in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, with highs around 56°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 47°F. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Fairbanks

— 5 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Take a break from Fairbanks with a short trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, trek along Angel Rocks Trail, identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and don't miss a visit to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks. Traveling from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fairbanks, with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Alaska travel guide

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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.