This 9 day/8 night self-drive tour and travels to Alaska’s most popular destinations via several Alaska scenic Byways. The itinerary includes overnights in Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Girdwood and Seward and includes highly rated tours in each destination.
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Arrive in Anchorage. Depending on your arrival time, take the afternoon to view local sights and attractions. Overnight at an Anchorage hotel.
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Pick up your rental car and drive north towards Fairbanks. As you head north, enjoy the views of the Chugach, Talkeetna, and then the Alaska Range. North of Talkeetna, the Parks Highway becomes a National Scenic Byway and offers the opportunity to see Mt. McKinley from several scenic way points. After your arrival in Denali, in the evening start your Denali Park adventure with a whitewater raft trip. Overnight at Denali.
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Travel deep into Denali National Park on the Kantishna Wilderness Trails Bus Tour, a full day adventure. Watch for wildlife sightings and enjoy the majestic views inside Denali National Park. Overnight at Denali.
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Head north in the morning from Denali to Fairbanks. Arrive in time for afternoon visit to Gold Dredge Number 8 a historic monument. At the Gold Dredge learn about Alaska’s mining history, experience a short trip on a narrow gauge railroad and pan for gold. Overnight in Fairbanks.
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Board Fairbanks Riverboat Cruise for a paddleboat trip on the Chena River during which you’ll stop at the Chena Indian Village, see one of Alaska’s top dog sled kennels. In the afternoon depart Fairbanks for Denali State Park where you will overnight at the Mt. McKinley Princess Lodge.
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Enjoy a guided kayaking trip on Byer’s Lake inside Denali State park. Then drive south to Girdwood and overnight at Alaska’s premier ski resort, The Hotel Alyeska Girdwood.
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Take a tram ride up Mt. Alyeska or choose to add on a guided glacier hike. Then drive to the town of Seward on Resurrection Bay.This is the launching point for trips into Kenai Fjords National Park. Overnight in Seward.
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Take a full day cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with a stop at Fox Island. Overnight in Seward.