8 days in Anchorage Itinerary

8 days in Anchorage Itinerary

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Anchorage

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Anchorage to Whittier to see Phillips Cruises and Tours about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, engage your brain at Imaginarium Discovery Center, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage journey maker tool.

New York City to Anchorage is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 45°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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Anchorage

— 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Chugach State Park. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Hillside Park and then admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Anchorage route planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature