8 days in Anchorage, Seward & Fairbanks Itinerary

8 days in Anchorage, Seward & Fairbanks Itinerary

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8 days in Anchorage, Seward & Fairbanks Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Seward
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. On the 17th (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Anchorage tour website .

Los Angeles to Anchorage is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Anchorage reach 29°F and lows reach 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Seward.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

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nights
Seward

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 19th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Mt. Marathon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Seward Boat Harbor. Keep things going the next day: trek along Harding Ice Field Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seward online journey planner .

Drive from Anchorage to Seward in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in November: high temperatures in Seward hover around 37°F and lows are around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Harding Ice Field Trail
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Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier
Seward Boat Harbor ©
Seward Boat Harbor

2
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at HooDoo Brewing Company.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Fairbanks in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Seward in November; daily highs in Fairbanks reach 11°F and lows reach -4°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co.
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HooDoo Brewing Company ©
HooDoo Brewing Company