5 days in Alaska Itinerary

5 days in Alaska Itinerary

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5 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Seward
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Juneau journey builder app .

Houston to Juneau is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Houston in September: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 57°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature Parks
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Anchorage sightseeing planner .

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seward trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Anchorage to Seward takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Seward can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Resurrection Lutheran Church ©
Resurrection Lutheran Church

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