5 days in Alaska Itinerary

5 days in Alaska Itinerary

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5 days in Alaska Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly + bus:  11​h
Seward
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
San Francisco

1
day
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 7th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward trip itinerary maker website .

San Francisco to Seward is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in February; daily highs in Seward reach 36°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Anchorage.

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Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
days
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.
Anchorage is known for trails, wildlife, museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, meet the residents at Alaska Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage sightseeing app .

Drive from Seward to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seward in February; daily highs in Anchorage reach 30°F and lows reach 17°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum
Anchorage Museum
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

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