9 days in Anchorage & Seattle Itinerary

9 days in Anchorage & Seattle Itinerary

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Taxi to Whittier, Ferry to Bellingham, Wa, Bus to Seattle
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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.
Step out of Anchorage with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Whittier--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, and look for gifts at Cabin Fever.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Anchorage day trip tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Anchorage. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Seattle

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Anchorage to Seattle in 92 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Anchorage to Seattle is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in July: highs in Seattle hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods