9 days in Alaska Itinerary

9 days in Alaska Itinerary

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9 days in Alaska Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  10 h 45 min
1
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Anchorage
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h
End: Dallas

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the next day, explore the activities along Tracy Arm Fjord and then sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Juneau trip planner.

Dallas to Juneau is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dallas to Juneau. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in March; daily highs in Juneau reach 39°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay ©
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay

3
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.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, get great views at Beluga Point, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip maker.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In March, Anchorage is a bit cooler than Juneau - with highs of 34°F and lows of 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

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

3
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, shop like a local with University of Alaska Museum of the North, deepen your understanding at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and then examine the collection at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks route tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Anchorage in March, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Fairbanks: temperatures range from 23°F by day to -3°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
University of Alaska Museum of the North ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

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