Alaska's Most Popular National Parks Self-Drive Tour - A355

8 Days


May 28 to Sep 11


From $2309

Start & End Cities

Start: Anchorage

End: Anchorage

Land Package Type

Self-Guided Land Tours

This self-drive tour includes visits to two of Alaska’s most popular National Parks – Kenai Fjords National Park and Denali National Park in addition to South Denali’s adventure based small town of Talkeetna.

Don't want to drive? You can do this same trip using the railroad.

Also note, this itinerary can be customized to suit your schedule.

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Day 1

Explore Anchorage

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Arrive in Anchorage and pick up your rental car. Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and sits in a bowl below the Chugach Mountains. If you arrive early enough, explore some of Anchorage’s parks, take a bike ride along the Coastal Trail or enjoy dining at one of Anchorage’s downtown restaurants. Overnight in Lakefront is included.

Day 2

Anchorage to Seward

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Enjoy the day as you drive down the Turnagain Arm and into the Chugach Mountains. Watch out for sheep, beluga whales, and moose along the Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway. Overnight in Seward.

Day 3

Seward & Kenai Fjords

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In the morning, explore Seward’s harbor and waterfront. Then, hop aboard one of Alaska’s top rated day cruises to Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise and Fox Island. Overnight Seward.

Day 4

Seward to Talkeetna

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Depart Seward for the drive north to Talkeetna, known as the launching point for expeditions to climb Denali. Explore the artsy town and then take a Talkeetna Jetboat Cruise in the evening. Overnight in Talkeetna.

Day 5

Talkeetna to Denali

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In the morning, climb aboard a bush plane for a McKinley sightseeing flight and land on a glacier in the Alaska Range. Then depart Talkeetna for a beautiful drive to Denali National Park. Overnight Denali.

Day 6

Denali Nat'l Park

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Experience a grand day traveling deep into Denali National Park on the Kantishna Wilderness Trails Bus Tour. Enjoy lunch in Kantishna at the end of the Park road before returning to the Denali Park entrance. Overnight Denali.

Day 7

Denali to Anchorage

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Enjoy an invigorating whitewater rafting trip in the morning before departing Denali for the return drive to Anchorage. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day 8


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Tour concludes in Anchorage

Alaska's Most Popular National Parks Self-Drive Tour - A355

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