31 days in Anchorage & Detroit Itinerary

31 days in Anchorage & Detroit Itinerary

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Anchorage
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Anchorage

— 20 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bearpaw River Brewing Company (in Wasilla), Palmer (Horseback Riding Tours & Musk Ox Farm) and Whittier (Portage Pass Trail & Boat Tours & Water Sports). Make the 21st (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at McHugh Creek Day Use Area. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage day trip planning app.

Detroit to Anchorage is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in June: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Detroit.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Detroit

— 9 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: Ann Arbor (St. Thomas the Apostle Ann Arbor, Michigan & Nickels Arcade), Decode Ypsilanti (in Ypsilanti) and Toledo (Toledo Museum of Art, The HandleBar Toledo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, explore the galleries of Motown Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Detroit Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Detroit road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Detroit takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Anchorage in June, expect Detroit to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips