18 days in Seattle, Alaska & Kingston Itinerary

18 days in Seattle, Alaska & Kingston Itinerary

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18 days in Seattle, Alaska & Kingston Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville, Florida
Drive + Fly:  4​h
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Fairbanks
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train + Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Seward
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  30​min
6
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Kingston
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Jacksonville, Florida

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seattle Aquarium. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour itinerary planner .

Jacksonville to Seattle is an approximately 48-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Seattle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

4
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santa Claus House, Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours, Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center, and other attractions. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fairbanks Dogsled Rides will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Fairbanks Community Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Fairbanks takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Fairbanks is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fairbanks, with lows of 51°F. You'll set off for Denali National Park and Preserve on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Fairbanks

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours ©
Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours
Santa Claus House ©
Santa Claus House

2
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Denali Horseback Tours as well as Denali Park Zipline.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Denali Park Zipline ©
Denali Park Zipline
Denali Horseback Tours ©
Denali Horseback Tours
Helicopter Tours

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Anchorage City Trolley Tours. On the 18th (Tue), take a memorable ride with Anchorage City Trolley Tours and then get engrossed in the history at The Roundhouse at Alyeska.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Anchorage journey planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and car from Denali National Park and Preserve to Anchorage takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In June in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Tours Transportation Museums
Highlights from your plan
Anchorage City Trolley Tours ©
Anchorage City Trolley Tours
The Roundhouse at Alyeska ©
The Roundhouse at Alyeska

1
night
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 Alaska SeaLife Center to your itinerary. On the 19th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seward road trip website .

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seward: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 47°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Resurrection Bay ©
Resurrection Bay
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Juneau visit app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Seward to Juneau takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center as well as La Push Beach. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at La Push Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Fly from Juneau to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Juneau to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Juneau in June, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, La Push Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
La Push Beach ©
La Push Beach

1
night
Kingston

Kingston ©
Kingston is a census-designated place in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get curious at Poulsbo Marine Science Center, learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Undersea Museum, and then try to win big at Clearwater Casino.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kingston trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Kingston takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for little chillier days in Kingston, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kingston

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poulsbo Marine Science Center, U.S. Naval Undersea Museum, Clearwater Casino Resort, St. Paul's Church, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum ©
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park ©
Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
St. Paul's Church ©
St. Paul's Church

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