40 days in Fairbanks & Seattle Itinerary

40 days in Fairbanks & Seattle Itinerary

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40 days in Fairbanks & Seattle Itinerary

Start: Boston
foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Fairbanks
— 19 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 20 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 15​min
End: Boston

19
nights
Fairbanks

Fairbanks ©
With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Kids will enjoy Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge and Chena River State Recreation Area. Appreciate the collections at University of Alaska Museum of the North and Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Steese Hwy. On the 7th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Skiland Mt Aurora. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, examine the collection at Pioneer Air Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at HooDoo Brewing Company, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus House.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fairbanks vacation maker site

Boston to Fairbanks is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fairbanks, with lows of 50°F. You will leave for Seattle on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co., Chena Hot Springs Resort, Santa Claus House
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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum ©
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

20
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chihuly Garden and Glass and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Kids will enjoy Bloedel Reserve and Space Needle. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Tolmie State Park (in Olympia), Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (in Issaquah) and Tacoma (Washington State History Museum, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, & more). Dedicate the 2nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pioneer Square, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary tool

Fly from Fairbanks to Seattle in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Fairbanks in June, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma, Bellevue, Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Tolmie State Park, Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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