8 days in Harrisburg & Alaska Itinerary

8 days in Harrisburg & Alaska Itinerary

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Harrisburg
— 2 nights
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Sitka
— 2 nights
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Fairbanks
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Harrisburg

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Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, then identify plant and animal life at Wolf Sanctuary of PA, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Refreshing Mountain. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics, identify plant and animal life at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, then do a tasting at Broad Mountain Vineyard, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Harrisburg road trip planning website.

Philadelphia to Harrisburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Harrisburg can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Horseback Riding Tour
Refreshing Mountain
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Sitka

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Sheldon Jackson Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Raptor Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Russian Bishop's House. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sitka road trip planning website.

Fly from Harrisburg to Sitka in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Harrisburg to Sitka. Traveling from Harrisburg in February, Sitka is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Sitka

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Alaska Raptor Center
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Architectural Building
Russian Bishop's House
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Fairbanks

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 6th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Fairbanks takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sitka in February; daily highs in Fairbanks reach 11°F and lows reach -9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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