9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Jose
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  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
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. On the 26th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Chena Hot Springs Resort.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chena Hot Springs trip planner.

San Jose to Chena Hot Springs is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Chena Hot Springs. In March, Chena Hot Springs is cooler than San Jose - with highs of 25°F and lows of -3°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Fairbanks.

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Parks Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Chena Hot Springs Resort, thenexamine the collection at Aurora Ice Museum, and then see the winter wonderland with Fairbanks Dogsled Rides with Two Rivers Trailblazers.

Discover how to plan a Fairbanks trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Chena Hot Springs to Fairbanks in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Fairbanks are 23°F, while nighttime lows are -3°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Fairbanks

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Chena Hot Springs Resort
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Chena Hot Springs Resort ©
Chena Hot Springs Resort
Aurora Ice Museum ©
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 29th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Fairbanks in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Denali National Park and Preserve: highs are around 35°F and lows about 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Talkeetna.

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Husky Homestead ©
Husky Homestead

2
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. On the 30th (Sat), get interesting insight from Talkeetna Air Taxi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Talkeetna online attractions planner.

Take a train from Denali National Park and Preserve to Talkeetna in 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Talkeetna can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. You will leave for Anchorage on the 31st (Sun).

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Family Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then get to know the resident critters at Alaska Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Anchorage online trip itinerary builder.

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

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Virgin Creek Falls Trail ©
Virgin Creek Falls Trail

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