10 days in Valdez, Kenai Peninsula & Fairbanks Itinerary

10 days in Valdez, Kenai Peninsula & Fairbanks Itinerary

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Valdez
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Seward
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Homer
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Fairbanks
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Valdez

Valdez
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Start your trip to Valdez by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fairbanks to Valdez is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Fairbanks in August, you will find days in Valdez are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Seward.

Things to do in Valdez

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seward side-trips: Girdwood (Alpine Air Alaska & Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center) and Exit Glacier (in Kenai Fjords National Park). On the 16th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center and explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seward day trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Valdez to Seward in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Seward are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Homer.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Anchorage, Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Homer attractions planning website.

Drive from Seward to Homer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Homer, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Photography Tours

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Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park and then learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the old-fashioned way with Gold Dredge 8, then see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden, and finally stop by Santa Claus House.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Homer to Fairbanks in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
Highlights from your plan
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
University of Alaska Museum of the North
Gold Dredge 8 ©
Gold Dredge 8

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