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Spectacular Yukon

Canada

15 days from £3,150pp Inc. international flights

Explore the highlights of the Yukon including Dawson City, historic small gold rush towns and, of course, the breathtaking crowd-free mountain scenery.

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Tailoring your trip

This itinerary is designed to give you a flavour of what is possible

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements
  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

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Spectacular Yukon

Itinerary Route Map - 15 Days

Dawson City, YukonAerial view of Dawson CityHaines, AlaskaThe Yukon and White Pass RailwayWhite Pass and Yukon RailroadDowntown SkagwaySkagway railway stationInn on the Lake

Our Tailor-made suggestions for this itinerary:

  • Drive along the unsealed Dempster Highway from Dawson City to Inuvik, near the Arctic Ocean.
  • Extend your stay to visit the highlights of Alaska, including the glaciers of Prince William Sound or the wildlife of Denali National Park.
  • En route to the Yukon you may wish to explore the stunning scenery of the Rocky Mountains or the vibrant cities of Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton.

Highlights of this itinerary

  • Re-live the excitement of the 1890s gold rush in historic Dawson City.
  • Drive through breathtaking mountain scenery with barely another car on the road.
  • Look for wildlife and try some of the many activities available whilst staying near the southern lakes.
  • Explore the small historic towns of rural Yukon and coastal Alaska.
  • Meet the friendly and colourful locals that make the Yukon such a different and special place.

Day by Day Legend Legend
  • Outbound Flight
  • Transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Excursion
  • Cruise
  • Train Journey
  • Return Flight

Day 1 London Vancouver Whitehorse

Fly from London to Whitehorse, changing aircraft en route in Vancouver. On arrival make your own way to your hotel to relax after your flight.

Day 2 Whitehorse Mayo

Collect your hire car from downtown Whitehorse and, having spent some time looking around the city, drive north on the Klondike Highway to Mayo. Do stop at Pelly Crossing en route for a delicious home-made ice cream

Day 3 Mayo Dawson City

Spend the morning exploring the fascinating former silver mining towns of Mayo and nearby Keno. Here you will see how life was lived in the early decades of the 20th century, with quirky wooden houses, rusting historic cars and implements, all set amongst lovely mountain scenery. This afternoon, continue your drive north to Dawson City.

Day 4 Dawson City

Enjoy a full day exploring historic Dawson City. As you wander the wooden sidewalks and view lop-sided wooden cabins you will be able to soak up the tangible gold rush atmosphere that still lingers here. In the evening you may wish to visit the Palace Grand theatre or try your luck at Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall.

Day 5 Dawson City Beaver Creek

Leaving Dawson City behind drive west through stunning scenery of the Top of the World Highway. The route takes you into Alaska for a short spell before re-entering Canada for your overnight stay at Beaver Creek.

Day 6 Beaver Creek Haines Junction

Drive south today on the Alaska Highway to the little town of Haines Junction. En route you will pass huge Kluane Lake and the Ruby mountains. The afternoon is free to explore Haines Junction.

Day 7 Haines Junction

Enjoy a full day to discover the magnificent scenery of Kluane National Park. The park is home to Canada's highest mountains and a plethora of wildlife. There are some superb walking trails but other activities are available, including light aircraft flights over the mountains.

Day 8 Haines Junction Haines

Today your route takes you south into British Columbia and then to Haines, back in Alaska. You may wish to stop at beautiful Dezadeash Lake and the little settlements of Klukshu and Porcupine. There is time this afternoon to wander round the art and craft shops in Haines.

Day 9 Haines Skagway

Board the ferry across the Lynn Canal from Haines to Skagway. This is a wonderfully scenic journey and whales and eagles are frequently seen.

Day 10 Skagway

Spend a day exploring the historic town of Skagway, made famous during the gold rush of the 1890s. Today you can stroll around the old wooden buildings, visit a saloon or a dance hall or explore the eclectic selection of shops. Alternatively you may wish to take an optional trip on the scenic Yukon and White Pass Railroad.

Day 11 Skagway Marsh Lake

Your route today takes you over the dramatic White Pass as you leave Alaska behind and enter back into Canada. Continue on to Marsh Lake, your destination for the next three nights.

Day 12 Marsh Lake

Enjoy a day relaxing at lovely Marsh Lake. The sparkling blue lakes in southern Yukon provide a picture postcard backdrop to activities such as fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, walking or looking for wildlife. Moose are frequently seen and birdlife is abundant.

Day 13 Marsh Lake

Spend another full day relaxing at Marsh Lake. You may wish to try more activities, explore the area, or simply relax by the lake with a book.

Day 14 Marsh Lake Whitehorse Vancouver

Drive north, back to Whitehorse, to drop off your hire car at Whitehorse airport prior to boarding your homeward flight.

Day 15 London

Arrive back in the UK.

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