11 days in Anchorage & Seward Itinerary

11 days in Anchorage & Seward Itinerary

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11 days in Anchorage & Seward Itinerary

Start: Tucson
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Anchorage
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
End: Tucson

5
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.
Spend the 10th (Wed) on the rails with a train tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for gifts at Cabin Fever, pause for some photo ops at Alaska Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip planner .

Tucson to Anchorage is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of shuttle, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tucson in July, expect Anchorage to be colder, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

5
nights
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.
Step out of Seward with an excursion to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park--about 32 minutes away. On the 11th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seward road trip planner.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anchorage in July, expect nights in Seward to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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