16 days in Chicago & Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Chicago & Alaska Itinerary

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Chicago
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Anchorage
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Soldotna
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Seward
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Anchorage
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King Salmon
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Anchorage
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Chicago — 1 night

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary maker.

Middleton to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 1 night

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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage route website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Anchorage takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Chicago to Anchorage, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Anchorage reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Soldotna.
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Soldotna — 2 nights

Soldotna is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, in the U.S. State of Alaska. For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Soldotna trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Soldotna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Anchorage in June, Soldotna is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.
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Seward — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes J-Dock Fishing Co. as well as The Fish House, Fishing Charters.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Soldotna to Seward takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Seward are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Anchorage.
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Anchorage

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip website.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to King Salmon.
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King Salmon — 7 nights

King Salmon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bristol Bay Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the King Salmon itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Anchorage to King Salmon. Expect slightly colder evenings in King Salmon when traveling from Anchorage in July, with lows around 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 1 night

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from King Salmon to Anchorage with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Anchorage when traveling from King Salmon in July, with lows around 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Chicago.
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Chicago

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Chicago takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Anchorage in July, with highs in Chicago at 83°F and lows at 67°F. You will leave for home on the 10th (Sun).
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Alaska travel guide

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The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.
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