5 days in Fairbanks & Anchorage Itinerary

5 days in Fairbanks & Anchorage Itinerary

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5 days in Fairbanks & Anchorage Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Fairbanks
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip builder tool .

Indianapolis to Fairbanks is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in October, expect Fairbanks to be colder, temps between 37°F and 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co.
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Two Street Gallery LLC ©
Two Street Gallery LLC

2
nights
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 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and then hit the slopes at Alyeska Ski Area. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Grizzly's Gifts, then take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest, then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally stop by Cabin Fever.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fairbanks in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Anchorage: highs are around 45°F and lows about 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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