7 days in Alaska Itinerary

7 days in Alaska Itinerary

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7 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Fairbanks
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Seward
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  13​h
End: Dayton

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for gifts at Caribou Crossings.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary maker app .

Dayton to Juneau is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. February in Juneau sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Juneau

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Caribou Crossings ©
Caribou Crossings

1
day
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, then admire all the interesting features of University of Alaska Fairbanks, and then learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks online travel planner .

You can fly from Juneau to Fairbanks in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Juneau in February, expect Fairbanks to be cooler, temps between 11°F and -9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

#Museums
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University of Alaska Fairbanks ©
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): meet the residents at Alaska Zoo, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then stop by Polar Bear Gifts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, then identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, then stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and finally look for gifts at Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Anchorage journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Fairbanks to Anchorage in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fairbanks in February, you will find days in Anchorage are a bit warmer (28°F), and nights are much hotter (15°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

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.
On the 1st (Fri), meet the residents at Alaska SeaLife Center and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seward visit planning site .

Getting from Anchorage to Seward by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Anchorage in February, with highs in Seward at 35°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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