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
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
End: Tucson

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Mt Baldy. Escape the urban bustle at Chugach State Park and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Alaska Botanical Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Virgin Creek Falls Trail.

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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 changes from Mountain Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tucson in July; daily highs in Anchorage reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Seward

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exit Glacier and Clam Gulch. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Harding Ice Field Trail. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the striking landscape at Bear Glacier, and explore and take pictures at Mt. Marathon.

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Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 little chillier, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
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Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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