11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 1 day
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Newark

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Seward

Alaska Starts Here

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 21st (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center and then explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seward online sightseeing planner.

New York City to Seward is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New York City to Seward. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Seward to be little chillier, temps between 38°F and 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: shop like a local with University of Alaska Museum of the North, look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and examine the collection at Fairbanks Community Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fairbanks day trip app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Fairbanks in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seward in March, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Fairbanks: temperatures range from 23°F by day to -3°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
Anchorage

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, learn more about the world around you at Alaska Museum of Science & Nature, and see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fairbanks in March: highs in Anchorage hover around 34°F, while lows dip to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

2
nights
Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, then fly down the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery, and finally don't miss a visit to Trickster Company.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Juneau itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Juneau when traveling from Anchorage in March, with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

2
nights
Ketchikan

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll around Potlatch Totem Park, admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, contemplate the long history of Saxman Native Village, then steep yourself in history at Totem Heritage Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ketchikan holiday maker tool.

Getting from Juneau to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Juneau in March, Ketchikan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.