48 days in Fairbanks Region Itinerary

48 days in Fairbanks Region Itinerary

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48 days in Fairbanks Region Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
Chena Hot Springs
— 26 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 20 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

Chena Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs ©
Chena Hot Springs is a hot spring, resort, and unincorporated community in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States, 56.5 miles northeast of Fairbanks near the Chena River State Recreation Area. Chena Hot Springs is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Chena Hot Springs Resort.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chena Hot Springs road trip app .

Philadelphia to Chena Hot Springs is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Chena Hot Springs. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you will find days in Chena Hot Springs are a bit cooler (62°F), and nights are cooler (35°F). On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Chena Hot Springs

Parks Nature
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Chena Hot Springs Resort ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort


With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Step out of Fairbanks to go to North Pole and see Chena Lake Recreation Area, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Steese Hwy. On the 24th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Moose Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, find something for the whole family at Pioneer Park, admire the majestic nature at Chena River State Recreation Area, and admire all the interesting features of University of Alaska Fairbanks.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks travel planner.

Drive from Chena Hot Springs to Fairbanks in 1.5 hours. In June in Fairbanks, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

North Pole, Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co.
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Large Animal Research Station ©
Large Animal Research Station