23 days in Valdez & Anchorage Itinerary

23 days in Valdez & Anchorage Itinerary

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23 days in Valdez & Anchorage Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Valdez
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 14 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Seattle

8
nights
Valdez

Valdez ©
Valdez, is a city in Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Valdez side-trips: Cordova (Cordova History Museum & Miles Glacier Bridge) and River Wrangellers (in Copper Center). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Prince William Sound, explore the striking landscape at Matanuska Glacier, see the interesting displays at Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum, and get outside with G'day Charters.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Valdez visit planning website .

Seattle to Valdez is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Valdez is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get little chillier in Valdez: highs are around 65°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Valdez

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Alaska, Cordova, River Wrangellers
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Prince William Sound ©
Prince William Sound
Worthington Glacier ©
Worthington Glacier
Matanuska Glacier ©
Matanuska Glacier

14
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Anchorage side-trips: Palmer (Independence Mine State Historical Park & Musk Ox Farm). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, hike along Flattop Mountain Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Valdez to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alaska, Palmer
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

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