16 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

16 days in Seattle & Alaska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seattle
— 6 nights
2
Anchorage
— 3 nights
3
Seward
— 2 nights
4
Fairbanks
— 3 nights

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: ILovekickboxing (in Kirkland) and Long Shadows Winery (in Woodinville). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Park, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online travel planner.

Bristol, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In April in Seattle, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue, ILovekickboxing, Long Shadows Winery
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
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.
Make the 16th (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's lots more to do: get curious at Imaginarium Discovery Center, stroll through Hillside Park, catch all the local highlights with Alpine Air Alaska, and identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Anchorage takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in April: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Alpine Air Alaska ©
Alpine Air Alaska
Chugach State Park ©
Chugach State Park
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

You can plan Seward trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Seward can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seward

Nature Parks Tours
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Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center ©
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Spend the 20th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at HooDoo Brewing Company, get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and stroll through Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks road trip planning site.

Getting from Seward to Fairbanks by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seward in April since evenings lows in Fairbanks dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
University of Alaska Museum of the North

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