7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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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: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, tour in style with a train tour, and gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Anchorage trip planner.

San Francisco to Anchorage is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Anchorage. In March, Anchorage is much colder than San Francisco - with highs of 34°F and lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Fairbanks.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Fairbanks — 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): view the masterpieces at University of Alaska Museum of the North, then look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and then see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the natural beauty at Georgeson Botanical Garden, then deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and finally examine the collection at Fairbanks Community Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Anchorage in March, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Fairbanks: temperatures range from 23°F by day to -3°F at night. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to home.
Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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.