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Yukon River and Mountains

Spectacular Yukon Self-Drive

17 days from £3,565pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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

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.

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Your Itinerary

Day By Day

Day 1

International Outbound Flight , Vancouver

Today you will begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Vancouver.

Accommodation: Listel Hotel

Make your way out to the airport this morning for your flight up to the Yukon. On arrival into Whitehorse make your way to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to relax.

Accommodation: Takhini River Lodge

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

Accommodation: North Star Motel

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.

Accommodation: Aurora Inn - Dawson City

Day 5

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.

Accommodation: Aurora Inn - Dawson City

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.

Accommodation: Discovery Yukon Lodging

Day 7

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.

Accommodation: The Raven

Day 8

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.

Accommodation: The Raven

Day 9

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.

Accommodation: Captain's Choice Motel

Day 10

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.

Accommodation: Historic Skagway Inn

Day 11


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.

Accommodation: Historic Skagway Inn

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.

Accommodation: Inn on the Lake

Day 13

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.

Accommodation: Inn on the Lake

Day 14

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.

Accommodation: Inn on the Lake

Drive north, back to Whitehorse, to drop off your hire car at Whitehorse airport prior to boarding your flight back to Vancouver. Spend another night in this vibrant city.

Accommodation: Listel Hotel

Day 16

Vancouver , International Return Flight

Enjoy a last morning in Vancouver then make your way to the airport for you onward flight.

Day 17

International Return Flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Route Map

  • Vancouver
  • Whitehorse
  • Mayo
  • Dawson City
  • Beaver Creek
  • Haines Junction
  • Haines
  • Skagway
  • Marsh Lake
  • Whitehorse
  • Vancouver

When To go

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Marsh Lake

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