9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

San Antonio
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Fairbanks
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 1 night
bus:  8​h 15​min
Seward
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
San Antonio

1
day
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and then admire all the interesting features of University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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San Antonio to Fairbanks is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from San Antonio to Fairbanks. In May, Fairbanks is colder than San Antonio - with highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

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1
day
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 20th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali and then look for all kinds of wild species at Savage River Loop Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Fairbanks, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Denali National Park and Preserve, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 37°F. You'll set off for Seward on the 21st (Mon).

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2
days
Seward

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Seward takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May in Seward, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Anchorage.

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Holgate Glacier
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest and then meet the residents at Alaska Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Seward to Anchorage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum
Alaska Zoo

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