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
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Talkeetna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Seward
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: San Francisco

1
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): learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, then admire all the interesting features of University of Alaska Fairbanks, and then take in the pleasant sights at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks trip 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 changes from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Fairbanks reach 53°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Talkeetna.

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Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Aurora Dora, don't miss a visit to Nagley's Store, get engrossed in the history at Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Denali Brewing Company & Tasting Room, then indulge your taste buds at Kahiltna Gold Birch Syrup, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Talkeetna day trip planner .

You can drive from Fairbanks to Talkeetna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seward.

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Aurora Dora ©
Aurora Dora
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Nagley's Store ©
Nagley's Store

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 3rd (Mon): explore the activities along Resurrection Bay, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seward travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Talkeetna to Seward in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Seward sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anchorage.

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Resurrection Bay ©
Resurrection Bay
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and then contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Roundhouse at Alyeska and then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Anchorage trip itinerary maker .

You can 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. In September in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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