From Seward, we traveled to Valdez. We allotted eight hours driving time for this trip. In hindsight, rather than drive from Seward to Valdez - I wish we had taken the ferry from Whittier. But it was fully booked by the time I realized this was an option. Our favorite part of the drive was the last hour into Valdez during the approach to Worthington Glacier and Thompson Pass. One tip: Fuel up and grab snacks in GlenAllen before heading down into Valdez.
In Valdez, we stayed at the Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn. This was a perfect hotel for exploring the city. We parked the car and walked everywhere - plenty of restaurant and coffee options to choose from.