60 days in Fairbanks & Cleveland Itinerary

60 days in Fairbanks & Cleveland Itinerary

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60 days in Fairbanks & Cleveland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Fairbanks
— 30 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
2
Cleveland
— 28 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Detroit

30
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Get out of town with these interesting Fairbanks side-trips: Chena Hot Springs Resort (in Chena Hot Springs), Chena Lake Recreation Area (in North Pole) and Nenana (Alaska State Railroad Museum & Alfred Starr Cultural Center & Museum). Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 17th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Skiland Mt Aurora. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, deepen your understanding at Large Animal Research Station, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chena River State Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks road trip planning tool .

Detroit to Fairbanks is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Detroit to Fairbanks. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Detroit in July, with highs in Fairbanks at 72°F and lows at 54°F. You'll set off for Cleveland on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Alaska, Nenana, North Pole, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area
Highlights from your plan
Gold Daughters Alaska ©
Gold Daughters Alaska
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

28
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Sandusky (Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden & Cedar Point), The Troll Hole Museum (in Alliance) and Youngstown (The Butler Institute of American Art, Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, walk around Cleveland Metroparks, and make a trip to A Christmas Story House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip app .

You can fly from Fairbanks to Cleveland in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Fairbanks in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cleveland: highs are around 80°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Akron, Put in Bay, Youngstown, Kirtland, Sandusky
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

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