12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fairbanks road trip website .

Indianapolis to Fairbanks is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Fairbanks is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in August, things will get a bit cooler in Fairbanks: highs are around 67°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

2
nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Huskytown Tours, Denali Zipline Tours and Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): relax and float downstream with Talkeetna River Guides - Day Trips and then view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): take a memorable tour with Denali Zipline Tours and then get interesting insight from Huskytown Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Talkeetna online road trip planner .

Getting from Fairbanks to Talkeetna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Talkeetna sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
Denali Zipline Tours ©
Denali Zipline Tours

2
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've now added Chugach State Park to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and explore the striking landscape at Portage Glacier.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Anchorage holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Anchorage takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. September in Anchorage sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Trails
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Chugach State Park ©
Chugach State Park
Portage Glacier ©
Portage Glacier

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.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward route planning website .

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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