Alaska's Backroads & Scenic Highways - 183

10 Days


May 31 to Aug 30


From $3043

Start & End Cities

Start: Fairbanks

End: Anchorage

Land Package Type

Self-Guided Land Tours

Why Take This Tour?

Embrace the freedom to travel along Alaska’s distant byways, exploring off-the-beaten-path places like Valdez and must-see destinations like Denali National Park and Seward. This self-drive tour includes a 4x4 rental car and seven distinctive guided tours.

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Day 1

Arrive in Fairbanks

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Arrive in Fairbanks. Spend the next two nights in a riverside hotel.

Day 2

Explore Fairbanks

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Discover the storied history of the Fairbanks area on a sternwheeler tour down the Chena River. Overnight Fairbanks.

Day 3

Fairbanks to Denali National Park

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Drive south on the Park Highway to the entrance of Denali National Park where you’ll take a midday raft trip on the Nenana River. Spend the afternoon exploring the Denali Park area. Overnight Denali.

Day 4

Explore Denali National Park

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Take a full-day wildlife bus tour deep into Denali Park. Overnight Denali.

Day 5

Denali National Park to Valdez

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Continue the adventure south to Valdez along some of Alaska’s most beautiful byways. If you’re up for taking the path less traveled, go by way of the gravel Denali Highway between Cantwell and Paxson. See vast mountain ranges, glaciers, and salmon-rich rivers along the way. Overnight Valdez.

Day 6

Explore Valdez

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Spend the day on the water exploring Prince William Sound and Columbia Glacier on a catamaran cruise. Overnight Valdez.

Day 7

Valdez to Girdwood

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Hit the road again, making your way over mountain passes and through glacially carved valleys to the small ski town of Girdwood. Overnight Girdwood.

Day 8

Girdwood to Seward

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Start the morning with a tram ride 2,000 vertical feet up the north face of the Alyeska ski resort. Take in a panoramic view of glaciers, mountains, and the Turnagain Arm. This afternoon drive to Seward via the Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway. Overnight Seward.

Day 9

Explore Seward

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Embark on a daylong excursion into Seward’s picturesque Resurrection Bay. Spend the morning kayaking along the rugged coastline, then enjoy lunch on Fox Island before heading back to Seward via wildlife cruise. Overnight Seward.

Day 10

Seward to Anchorage

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Return north along the Seward Highway. The trip concludes with a final night in Anchorage.

Prices & Dates

Season May 31 - Aug 30
Duration 11 Days / 10 Nights
Rates From $3043

Alaska's Backroads & Scenic Highways - 183

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