7 days in Alaska Itinerary

7 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska tour planner

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Anchorage
— 1 night
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Fairbanks
— 2 nights
Fly to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Drive to Kenai Fjords National Park
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Kenai Fjords National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Anchorage

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center and then cruise along Seward Hwy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip planner.

San Francisco to Anchorage is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Anchorage reach 57°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Fairbanks

— 2 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Large Animal Research Station, then learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and then gain insight at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Fairbanks road trip tool.

Fly from Anchorage to Fairbanks in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Anchorage in September, Fairbanks is little chillier at night with lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Kenai Fjords National Park

— 1 night

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

Mountains, ice, and sea all converge in dramatic fashion at Kenai Fjords National Park.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hike along Exit Glacier and then hike along Harding Ice Field Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kenai Fjords National Park travel route tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fairbanks to Kenai Fjords National Park. Traveling from Fairbanks in September, Kenai Fjords National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Kenai Fjords National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then take some stellar pictures from Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kenai Fjords National Park to Juneau. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Fishing Charters & Tours
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.