14 days in Seattle, Fairbanks & Tucson Itinerary

14 days in Seattle, Fairbanks & Tucson Itinerary

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14 days in Seattle, Fairbanks & Tucson Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  12​h
3
Tucson
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planning app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Seattle is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Bangkok to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in February: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 11°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Go for a jaunt from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs to see Chena Hot Springs Resort about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, examine the collection at The Aurora Ice Museum, find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Large Animal Research Station.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fairbanks using our trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Fairbanks by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Fairbanks due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in February, things will get cooler in Fairbanks: highs are around -13°C and lows about -26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Chena Hot Springs Resort, Santa Claus House
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

3
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Step out of Tucson with an excursion to Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory in Mount Lemmon--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, take an in-depth tour of 390th Memorial Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Del Sol International Shops, and trek along Douglas Spring Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Tucson takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Fairbanks to Tucson, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Tucson is much hotter than Fairbanks - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

1
night
Seattle

Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Tucson to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tucson to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tucson in February, you will find days in Seattle are colder (11°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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