7 days in Anchorage & Fairbanks Itinerary

7 days in Anchorage & Fairbanks Itinerary

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7 days in Anchorage & Fairbanks Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h
2
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
3
Anchorage
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. On the 20th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage trip tool .

Los Angeles to Anchorage is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get much colder in Anchorage: highs are around 29°F and lows about 18°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

3
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
You've now added Black Spruce Dog Sledding to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fairbanks trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Anchorage in November, expect Fairbanks to be slightly colder, temps between 13°F and -1°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anchorage.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Black Spruce Dog Sledding ©
Black Spruce Dog Sledding

1
day
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Anchorage online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Fairbanks to Anchorage takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fairbanks in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Anchorage: highs are around 29°F and lows about 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Museums Historic Sites
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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum
Oscar Anderson House Museum ©
Oscar Anderson House Museum

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