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 night
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit 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. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Exit Glacier and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Seward trip itinerary app.

New York City to Seward is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Seward at 38°F and lows at 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at HooDoo Brewing Company.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Fairbanks in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seward in March: highs in Fairbanks hover around 23°F, while lows dip to -3°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to 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: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alyeska Ski Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Girdwood Brewing Company.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Anchorage trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fairbanks in March, you will find days in Anchorage are somewhat warmer (34°F), and nights are much hotter (18°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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nights
Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Shrine of St Therese, hit the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, work off some steam at Glacier Salt Cave & Spa, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery, and finally make a trip to Trickster Company.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Juneau trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Anchorage in March, Juneau is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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.