9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Chena Hot Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
4
Talkeetna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Jose

1
day
Chena Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs ©
Chena Hot Springs is a hot spring, resort, and unincorporated community in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States, 56.5 miles northeast of Fairbanks near the Chena River State Recreation Area. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Chena Hot Springs Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Chena Hot Springs road trip planning site .

San Jose to Chena Hot Springs is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Chena Hot Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Jose in March: high temperatures in Chena Hot Springs hover around 25°F and lows are around -3°F. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Chena Hot Springs

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Chena Hot Springs Resort ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort

2
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alaska Northern Lights Tour. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fairbanks Dogsled Rides. Step out of Fairbanks with an excursion to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Chena Hot Springs--about 1h 40 min away. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Aurora Ice Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fairbanks trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In March, Fairbanks is little chillier than Denali National Park and Preserve - with highs of 23°F and lows of -3°F. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

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Chena Hot Springs Resort
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chena Hot Springs Resort ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort
The Aurora Ice Museum ©
The Aurora Ice Museum

1
night
Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
On the 25th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead and then take in the awesome beauty at Denali.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve holiday maker app .

You can take a train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park and Preserve in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in March, and nighttime lows around 11°F. On the 26th (Tue), you're off toFairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Wildlife Parks

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nights
Talkeetna

Talkeetna ©
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. You've now added Talkeetna Air Taxi to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the world from above with Talkeetna Air Taxi.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Talkeetna visit planner.

San Jose to Talkeetna is an approximately 11-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Jose to Talkeetna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Talkeetna is colder than San Jose - with highs of 35°F and lows of 11°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Talkeetna

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Talkeetna Air Taxi ©
Talkeetna Air Taxi

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Family Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then meet the residents at Alaska Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Anchorage road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Talkeetna to Anchorage takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Talkeetna in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°F in Anchorage. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Zoo ©
Alaska Zoo

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