17 days in Bahama, Chicago & Alaska Itinerary

17 days in Bahama, Chicago & Alaska Itinerary

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17 days in Bahama, Chicago & Alaska Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Bahama
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Sitka
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h
5
Seward
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Bahama

Bahama ©
Bahama is an unincorporated community in northern Durham County, North Carolina.HistoryBahama was originally settled around 1750 as the community of Balltown until the name was changed to reflect three leading families of the community: ll, rris, and ngum. To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bahama journey planning site .

London, UK to Bahama is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Bahama, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Bahama hover around 28°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Bahama

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Coker Arboretum, Conservators Center
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Coker Arboretum ©
Coker Arboretum

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Bahama to Chicago with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Chicago, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, stop by Caribou Crossings, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Juneau attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Juneau takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Juneau is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

1
night
Sitka

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. On the 26th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, get engrossed in the history at Sitka Centennial Visitors Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sitka travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Juneau to Sitka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Sitka sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
Sitka Centennial Visitors Center ©
Sitka Centennial Visitors Center

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward online travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sitka to Seward in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from Sitka in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Seward, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kenai Fjords National Park ©
Kenai Fjords National Park

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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, explore the striking landscape of Chugach National Forest, and steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. May in Anchorage sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

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