Driving Tours are ideal if you want maximum flexibility during your independent land tour. Driving tours stand out amongst other independent travel options for several reasons:

You Can Be Spontaneous

Usually, the only reservations made in advance are lodging accommodations and key excursions you don't want to miss.

You Don't Have to Conform to a Strict Schedule

Motorcoach and Railroad travel have precise departure and arrival times since they are moving a large number of passengers. If you go it alone, you have the freedom to stop where you want, when you want, and for however long you want. This can be very rewarding as you'll find plenty of roadside rest areas where you can look for wildlife, take photos, or read interpretive signs.

You Can Visit Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations

While you can stick with the highlights on a self-drive tour, having a vehicle gives you the option to visit Alaska's lesser-known spots as well. You can stop in small towns away from the crowds, and meet local Alaskans.

Some visitors are nervous about renting a car in an unknown area, but we can assure you that Alaska’s highways are safe, fun to drive and offer nonstop scenery: mountains, rivers, forest and tundra. Our car rental page has the answers the the most commonly asked questions about renting a car in Alaska.

Like other independent land tour options, you can either book each individual piece direct, or you can work with a local agent who will help you customize your Alaskan vacation. See our article on How to Plan & Book Your Alaskan Vacation.

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Driving Tours

Season: May 29 to Sep 04
From $1,473*
6 Days / 5 Nights
Visits: Anchorage, Denali National Park, Denali State Park, Talkeetna
Land Package Type: Self-Guided Land Tours

Enjoy the free­dom of trav­el­ing by rental car, plus excur­sions in both Denali Nation­al Park and Denali State Park, one of Alaska’s best kept secrets.

Season: May 28 to Aug 31
From $2,316
7 Days / 6 Nights
Visits: Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park, Fairbanks
Land Package Type: Self-Guided Land Tours

Spend two full days in Denali Nation­al Park, mak­ing it per­fect for trav­el­ers eager to expe­ri­ence this icon­i­cal­ly grand destination.

Season: May 20 to Sep 04
From $2959
11 Days / 10 Nights
Visits: Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Valdez, Girdwood, Seward & Kenai Fjords, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Self-Guided Land Tours

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.

Season: May 14 to Sep 04
From $2244
7 Days / 6 Nights
Visits: Anchorage, Seward & Kenai Fjords, Talkeetna, Denali National Park
Land Package Type: Self-Guided Land Tours

One of the most pop­u­lar vaca­tions for first-time vis­i­tors, on this sev­en-day trip expe­ri­ence Alas­ka by boat, train, and plane. Favorite des­ti­na­tions include Kenai Fjords Nation­al Park and the grand Denali Nation­al Park.

Season: May 26 to Aug 27
From $2,805*
10 Days / 9 Nights
Visits: Anchorage, Homer, Seward & Kenai Fjords, Talkeetna, Denali National Park
Land Package Type: Self-Guided Land Tours

Expe­ri­ence diverse water­ways on three unique guid­ed kayak tours. Des­ti­na­tions include Homer, Seward, Tal­keet­na, and Denali Nation­al Park.


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