10 days in Seattle, Fairbanks & Fredericksburg Itinerary

10 days in Seattle, Fairbanks & Fredericksburg Itinerary

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10 days in Seattle, Fairbanks & Fredericksburg Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  5​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  14​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Dedicate the 22nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seattle driving holiday tool .

Los Angeles to Seattle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Seattle when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Fairbanks is known for museums, wildlife, theme parks, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Large Animal Research Station, and immerse yourself in nature at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Fairbanks tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Fairbanks takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. In August, Fairbanks is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Pioneer Park ©
Pioneer Park

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Fredericksburg is known for museums, wineries, nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and see the interesting displays at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fairbanks to Fredericksburg takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Fairbanks in August, things will get warmer in Fredericksburg: highs are around 93°F and lows about 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
Wine Tours & Tastings

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