6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Fairbanks
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Talkeetna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: San Francisco

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day
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co., then sample the tasty concoctions at HooDoo Brewing Company, and finally see the interesting displays at Fairbanks Ice Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks online trip itinerary planner .

San Francisco to Fairbanks is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Fairbanks reach 53°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Breweries & Distilleries Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co.
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Fairbanks Ice Museum ©
Fairbanks Ice Museum
HooDoo Brewing Company ©
HooDoo Brewing Company

1
night
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve ©
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Wonder Lake.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Talkeetna.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Nature Parks
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Wonder Lake ©
Wonder Lake

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night
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora, make a trip to Nagley's Store, take in the exciting artwork at The Dancing Leaf Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna in 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Talkeetna are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Seward.

Things to do in Talkeetna

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
River Rafting & Tubing
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum ©

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night
Seward

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seward Boat Harbor, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seward trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Talkeetna to Seward by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Seward, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Nature Parks Tours
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Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier
Seward Boat Harbor ©
Seward Boat Harbor
Helicopter Tours

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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.
On the 5th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum and then take a peaceful walk through Chugach National Forest.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage online travel route builder .

Drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Anchorage sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Oscar Anderson House Museum ©
Oscar Anderson House Museum

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