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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip itinerary website .

Houston to Juneau is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Houston to Juneau. In September, Juneau is cooler than Houston - with highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature
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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.
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.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage trip itinerary planning website .

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. In September in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seward online sightseeing planner .

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, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

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

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