5 days in Fairbanks, Kenai & Anchorage Itinerary

5 days in Fairbanks, Kenai & Anchorage Itinerary

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5 days in Fairbanks, Kenai & Anchorage Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h
1
Fairbanks
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kenai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
End: Seattle

1
night
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
You've added Georgeson Botanical Garden, Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, The Alaska Salmon Bake at Pioneer Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 4th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Eagle Summit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in a show at The Alaska Salmon Bake at Pioneer Park, and finally stroll around Golden Heart Plaza.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Fairbanks itinerary planning site .

Seattle to Fairbanks is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Seattle to Fairbanks, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Fairbanks is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kenai.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Parks Scenic Drive Nature
Highlights from your plan
Eagle Summit ©
Eagle Summit
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary
Golden Heart Plaza ©
Golden Heart Plaza

1
night
Kenai

Kenai ©
Kenai is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kenai Beach, Crescent Lake Hiking Trail and Kenai River.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kenai day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Fairbanks to Kenai with the Route module. When traveling from Fairbanks in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kenai: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Kenai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenai River, Kenai Fjords Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kenai Fjords Tours ©
Kenai Fjords Tours
Crescent Lake Hiking Trail ©
Crescent Lake Hiking Trail
Kenai Beach ©
Kenai Beach

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 7th (Sun): hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then explore the striking landscape at Portage Glacier, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage journey site .

Traveling by car from Kenai to Anchorage takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kenai in July: highs in Anchorage hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Portage Glacier ©
Portage Glacier
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

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