7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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Fairbanks — 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Fairbanks is known for museums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at University of Alaska Museum of the North, stop by Bishops Jewelry Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks road trip planner.

San Francisco to Fairbanks is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Fairbanks. In February, Fairbanks is colder than San Francisco - with highs of 11°F and lows of -9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.
Wildlife · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Anchorage — 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and sample the tasty concoctions at King Street Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage travel route website.

You can fly from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fairbanks in February, you will find days in Anchorage are somewhat warmer (28°F), and nights are much warmer (15°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Seward.
Tours · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Seward — 1 night

Alaska Starts Here

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.
On the 18th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seward online trip builder.

You can drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Seward: highs are around 35°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Alaska travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.