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With breathtaking Mt. McKinley, towering glaciers, and diverse wildlife, our Highlights of Alaska guides you on an adventure with visits to some of the most popular destinations in Alaska. Explore these unique destinations by rental car at your own pace. If you are looking for adventure, this tour is for you.
An Explore Tours representative will meet you with your travel documents and answer any questions that you may have. Pick up your rental car (priced separately) and overnight in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.
Head north to the colorful town of Talkeetna (approximately 3 hours, 112 miles, 180 km) for an optional scenic jetboat safari along the Susitna and Talkeetna Rivers. Back on land, continue north and overnight near the Denali National Park entrance (approximately 3 hours, 151 miles, 243 km).
Spend the day exploring Denali National Park on a shuttle bus deep into the heart of the backcountry. You may see bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and a variety of other wildlife while inside the Park. Overnight near the Denali National Park entrance.
Depart Denali for an enjoyable drive to Fairbanks, a city located in the interior of Alaska, (approximately 3 hours, 125 miles, 201 km). Keep an eye out for wildlife and other photo opportunities along the way. In the evening, relax at your leisure. Overnight in Fairbanks.
Take a little time this morning and explore Fairbanks, a city located in the interior of Alaska. Fairbanks is home to the University of Alaska Museum of the North, one of Alaska’s premier cultural attractions. Depart Fairbanks and continue your journey on to Chitina, a rural community on the edge of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (approximately 8 hours, 377 miles, 606 km). Overnight in Chitina.
This morning park your car at the Chitina airstrip for a scenic flight with Wrangell Mountain Air to McCarthy. Upon arrival, take a short transfer to the historic ghost town of Kennicott located overlooking the Kennicott/Root Glaciers. Overnight in Kennicott.
Explore a historic mining structure and enjoy the spectacular glacier and mountain vistas. In the afternoon, take the return flight to Chitina. Pick up your vehicle and take the Edgerton and Richardson Highways to Valdez (approximately 3 hours, 120 miles, 193 km). Valdez is the southern terminus of the Alaska Pipeline and gateway to Prince William Sound. Overnight in Valdez.
Board the ferry with your rental car and embark on the Alaska Marine Highway through Prince William Sound to the coastal town of Whittier. Drive through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, North America’s largest tunnel, and along Turnagain Arm on your way to Seward for your overnight this evening.
Explore today with a wildlife and glacier cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park. Spend another overnight Seward Windsong Lodge.
Depart Seward for your return to Anchorage today. Be sure to watch for Beluga whales in Cook Inlet and Dall sheep along the rocky cliffs on your way back. Overnight in downtown Anchorage at the Clarion Suites.
Departure from Anchorage.
*Note: Prices subject to change without notice. Call us (1-888-ALASKA-8) to confirm current rates.