6 days in Alaska Itinerary

6 days in Alaska Itinerary

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6 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Seward
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Juneau
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Subway:  13 h
End: Washington DC

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 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then look for gifts at Grizzly's Gifts.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage itinerary builder tool.

Washington DC to Anchorage is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you will find days in Anchorage are colder (66°F), and nights are slightly colder (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Grizzly's Gifts ©
Grizzly's Gifts

1
night
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 12th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seward vacation builder website.

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. August in Seward sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Trove and then explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau road trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Juneau in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Juneau sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature Parks Shopping
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

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