5 days in Anchorage, Talkeetna & Fairbanks Itinerary

5 days in Anchorage, Talkeetna & Fairbanks Itinerary

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5 days in Anchorage, Talkeetna & Fairbanks Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
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Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Talkeetna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Fairbanks
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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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 28th (Mon), hike along Willawaw Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Virgin Creek Falls Trail, and then examine the collection at Indian Valley Mine & Gifts.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip builder site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Anchorage is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zurich in October, with highs in Anchorage at 8°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Indian Valley Mine & Gifts ©
Indian Valley Mine & Gifts
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

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Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Susitna Salmon Center and then head outdoors with Hurricane Turn.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Talkeetna trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Anchorage to Talkeetna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Talkeetna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Talkeetna

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Susitna Salmon Center ©
Susitna Salmon Center

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Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Alaska House Art Gallery, then trek along Angel Rocks Trail, then steep yourself in history at Alaskan Pipeline, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks route planner.

Getting from Talkeetna to Fairbanks by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Talkeetna in October, with highs in Fairbanks at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Alaskan Pipeline
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Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary
Alaska House Art Gallery ©
Alaska House Art Gallery
Alaskan Pipeline ©
Alaskan Pipeline

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