6 days in Fairbanks, Anchorage & Juneau Itinerary

6 days in Fairbanks, Anchorage & Juneau Itinerary

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6 days in Fairbanks, Anchorage & Juneau Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Fairbanks
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Large Animal Research Station, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus House. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks trip builder app .

San Francisco to Fairbanks is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Fairbanks is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Fairbanks can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Santa Claus House
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus House ©
Santa Claus House

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 31st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop, then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Alaska Jewish Museum.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Jewish Museum ©
Alaska Jewish Museum
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with Juneau Artist's Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Fairweather Gallery and Gifts.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Juneau can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls ©
Nugget Falls

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