11 days in Anchorage & Long Beach Itinerary

11 days in Anchorage & Long Beach Itinerary

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11 days in Anchorage & Long Beach Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Anchorage
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Long Beach
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Anchorage

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Alaska Native Heritage Center and Oscar Anderson House Museum will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and explore and take pictures at Crow Creek Mine.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online road trip planner .

Washington DC to Anchorage is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Anchorage reach 59°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Long Beach.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

6
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Meditation Mount and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Long Beach: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Downtown Disney (in Anaheim). Have a day of magic on the 25th (Fri) at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 26th (Sat) at Disney California Adventure Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel and examine the collection at The Queen Mary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Long Beach attractions planner.

Getting from Anchorage to Long Beach by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Anchorage to Long Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Anchorage in May, expect Long Beach to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Meditation Mount, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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The Queen Mary ©
The Queen Mary
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel

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