10 days in Alaska Itinerary

10 days in Alaska Itinerary

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10 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
5
Ketchikan
— 1 night
Ferry + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Indian Valley Mine & Gifts and then hike along Arctic Valley Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Turnagain Arm, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Midnight Sun Brewing Co..

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Los Angeles to Anchorage is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in February, with highs in Anchorage at 28°F and lows at 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Indian Valley Mine & Gifts ©
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts
Turnagain Arm ©
Turnagain Arm

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Tonsina Creek Trail, explore the striking landscape at Bear Glacier, hike along Harding Ice Field Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clam Gulch, then get engrossed in the history at Chugach Heritage Center, and finally get lost in a book at Seward Community Library & Museum. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Creek Weir, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Marathon, explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier, then take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, and finally step off the mainland to explore Fox Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seward holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Anchorage in February, with highs in Seward at 35°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seward

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Kenai Fjords National Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier
Bear Glacier ©
Bear Glacier

2
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Alaskan Pipeline, then sample the fine beverages at Hoarfrost Distilling, and finally view the masterpieces at Alaska House Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum, don't miss a visit to Antler Arch, take in the exciting artwork at Two Street Gallery LLC, then see the interesting displays at Fairbanks Community Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at HooDoo Brewing Company, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Fairbanks itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Seward to Fairbanks takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Seward in February, with highs in Fairbanks at 11°F and lows at -9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Fairbanks

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Alaskan Pipeline
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Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 17th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Steep Creek, hit the slopes at Eaglecrest Ski Area, take a peaceful walk through Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, then fly down the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Perseverance National Recreation Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Juneau Arts & Humanities, immerse yourself in nature at Point Bridget State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach, get outside with Herbert Glacier, then head outdoors with Best Damn Charters, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Barnaby Brewing Company.

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Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Juneau takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Fairbanks in February, with highs in Juneau at 36°F and lows at 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

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Eaglecrest Ski Area ©
Eaglecrest Ski Area
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Best Damn Charters
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Statue of Patsy Ann, the Dog

1
night
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street, then trek along Deer Mountain Trail, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ketchikan road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ketchikan, with lows around 32°F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

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Creek Street ©
Creek Street

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