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Alaska & Yukon Explorer

21 days from €7,145pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore Denali National Park with its many bears and other wildlife as well as Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America.

  • Follow the gold rush trail of the Klondike gold rush in the Yukon cities of Whitehorse and Dawson.

  • Drive along the majestic edges of Kluane National Park mountain ranges.

  • Cruise across Prince William Sound, keeping your eyes open for icebergs and whales.

  • Visit the Kenai Fjords with towering cliffs and abundant wildlife.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
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  • Anchorage
  • Denali Park Entrance
  • Denali National Park
  • Denali Park Entrance
  • Fairbanks
  • Tok
  • Haines Junction
  • Whitehorse
  • Dawson City
  • Tok
  • Valdez
  • Whittier
  • Seward
  • Anchorage

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 Anchorage

International outbound flight , Anchorage

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Anchorage. On arrival in Anchorage you make your way to your downtown accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to relax.

Day 2 Anchorage

Anchorage

Spend a day at leisure in Anchorage, perhaps visiting the Captain Cook memorial, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Centre or walk or cycle around part of Cook Inlet.

Day 3 Denali Park Entrance

Anchorage , Denali Park Entrance

Collect your hire car and drive north to Denali Park Entrance. This scenic drive takes you past the pretty little town of Talkeetna and there are plenty of scenic spots to stop at en route.

Day 4 Denali Park Entrance

Denali National Park , Denali Park Entrance

Enjoy a full day travelling by coach into Denali National Park. Wildlife can often be seen from the coach as you journey deep into the park. There is time to go walking or participate in other activities before the return journey.

Day 5 Fairbanks

Denali Park Entrance , Fairbanks

Today your route takes you north to the little town of Fairbanks. The afternoon is free to explore the town.

Day 6 Fairbanks

Fairbanks

Enjoy a day at leisure in Fairbanks. There is a variety of activities to do; you may wish to discover the gold mining history of the region at one of the nearby gold dredges. Alternatively, Pioneer Park is worth a visit where you can explore the SS Nenana sternwheeler ship.

Day 7 Tok

Fairbanks , Tok

From Fairbanks drive south to Tok along the magnificently scenic Richardson Highway.

Day 8 Haines Junction

Tok , Haines Junction

Drive from Tok, over the Canadian border and skirt the sensational Kluane National Park mountain ranges before reaching Haines Junction.

Accommodation

Day 9 Whitehorse

Haines Junction , Whitehorse

Today your route takes you from Haines Junction to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon.

Day 10 Whitehorse

Whitehorse

Spend a day at leisure in Whitehorse. You may wish to explore the town or opt to go white water rafting. Alternatively the fascinating Beringia Museum documents the history of the Yukon.

Day 11 Dawson City

Whitehorse , Dawson City

From Whitehorse, drive north on the Klondike Highway to Dawson City, the legendary gold mining city.

Day 12 Dawson City

Dawson City

Enjoy a day at leisure exploring Dawson City. The city is wonderful to stroll around, exploring the unpaved streets, wooden sidewalks and historic wooden buildings.

Day 13 Dawson City

Dawson City

Today you may wish to visit world famous Bonanza Creek where gold was struck in 1896. Gold is still mined today and you can tour one of the historic gold dredges.

Day 14 Tok

Dawson City , Tok

From Dawson City drive along the scenic Top of the World Highway and back into Alaska. Overnight at Tok.

Day 15 Valdez

Tok , Valdez

Your drive today takes you from Tok, through Glennallen to the small port town of Valdez.

Day 16 Valdez

Valdez

Today take a scenic cruise in Prince William Sound to see the face of the Columbia Glacier. Cascading waterfalls and icebergs form a very scenic backdrop and whales and sea lions are plentiful.

Day 17 Seward

Valdez , Whittier , Seward

Today you will take the ferry across Prince William Sound to Whittier and then drive south to Seward.

Day 18 Seward

Seward

Enjoy a full day cruise amongst the spectacular coastal scenery of Kenai Fjords National Park. Your guide will point out the scenic highlights and the wildlife that you will encounter on the way. A delicious lunch is included.

Day 19 Anchorage

Seward , Anchorage

Drive back to Anchorage Airport today stopping at Cooper Landing or the town of Girdwood en route. On your arrival at the airport, drop off your hire car and make your way to your airport hotel where the rest of the day will be at leisure.

Day 20 International return flight

Anchorage , International return flight

Make your way to the airport this morning for your onward flight.

Day 21 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.


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