Whittier travel guide

Whittier Tourism | Whittier Guide

You're Going to Love Whittier

With a population of 220, Whittier is a must-see destination in Alaska, United States. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Whittier deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Whittier

Whittier in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Whittier in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Whittier in August, when the average temperature is 13 °C, and the highest can go up to 16 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is May, when it can get as cold as -18 °C, with an average temperature of -18 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 596 mm. In contrast, June is usually the driest month of the year in Whittier, with an average rainfall of 250 mm.

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How to Get to Whittier


Although Whittier doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Anchorage Airport (ANC), which is located 84 km from Whittier. The shortest flight to Whittier from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 29h 31m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Whittier.

Airports near Whittier

Airlines serving Whittier

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British Airways
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Korean Air
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Japan Airlines
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LATAM Airlines
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Copa Airlines
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Where to stay in popular areas of Whittier

Hiring a car in Whittier

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in Whittier (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $19.95 and $26.60. Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Whittier, while also 3% cheaper than other types, on average.