8 days in Anchorage & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Anchorage & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Anchorage
— 4 nights
Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Tucson
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Tucson
— 2 nights
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Anchorage

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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage online trip builder.

Los Angeles to Anchorage is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Anchorage is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

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Tucson

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Step out of Tucson to go to Mount Lemmon and see Santa Catalina Mountains, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, admire the striking features of Mission San Xavier del Bac, and view the masterpieces at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Anchorage to Tucson takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Anchorage to Tucson, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Anchorage in August, expect nights in Tucson to be somewhat warmer, around 73°F, while days are much warmer, around 96°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

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