Alaska and Yukon Highlights

from £2192
excluding flights *
14 nights May-Sep


This comprehensive round-trip itinerary from Anchorage takes in the very best of Alaska and Canada's wild Yukon Territory, including Denali, Kenai Fjords and Kluane National Parks.


  • A comprehensive introduction to North America's vast northwest wilderness areas
  • Take the ultimate scenic drives including the Seward, Glenn and Top of the World Highways
  • Experience mountain landscapes, marine wildlife and gold rush history

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental throughout
  • Denali National Park tour
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Full description

Two weeks' exploration of the Yukon and Alaska offers a vast range of incredible landscapes, from the highest mountain peaks to pristine glaciers, mighty rivers and thundering waterfalls. During your self-drive holiday you'll have the opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife, experience Gold Rush and First Nations history, and visit Alaska's biggest cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks.

This leisurely paced self-drive itinerary includes the chance to drive the evocatively named 'Top of the World' Highway, explore Denali National Park, cruise the Kenai Fjords (cruise not included) and enjoy Dawson City's quirky architecture and colourful nightlife. This really will be a journey of epic vistas and lasting memories!

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £1,000 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person

Departure Duration Accommodation Car Category Twin Price (pp)
19 May - 01 Sep 2020 14 nights Standard Compact £2,192
19 May - 01 Sep 2020 14 nights Superior Compact £2,636

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental throughout (compact, midsize, fullsize or 4WD)
  • Denali National Park tour (including snack)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation


The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have many other hotels and route recommendations which can be tailored to your requirements. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Day 1: Anchorage

On arrival in Anchorage make your way to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Alaska's largest city.

Day 2: Anchorage - Denali (379 km)

Collect your rental car this morning and start your journey north towards the vast wilderness of Denali National Park.

Day 3: Denali National Park

Enjoy a guided wildlife tour into the heart of Denali National Park. Sightings of caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, wolves and eagles are all possible today. Views of Denali and the Alaskan Range will complete the day.

Day 4: Denali - Fairbanks (200 km)

Continue north to Fairbanks, Alaska's second largest city, situated at the confluence of the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Relaxed, quiet and perfect for strolling, Fairbanks offers a nice contrast to the vast wilderness of the previous days' drives.

Day 5: Fairbanks - Tok (330 km)

Allow plenty of time for today's drive along the Alaska Highway to Tok. As you follow the course of the Tanacross River, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as moose and bears.

Day 6: Tok - Dawson City (296 km)

Set out on one of the truly great wilderness drives of North America. The stunning Top of the World highway traverses mountain tops and ridges as you cross the international border into Canada.

Day 7: Dawson City

Enjoy a day immersing yourself in the fascinating history of Dawson City. Colourful Dawson was the centre of the greatest gold rush that the world had ever seen at the turn of the 20th century, and the town still features many of its original wooden buildings. Drive out to the nearby goldfields, visit Bonanza Creek and try your hand at panning for gold. An evening's entertainment back in town at historic Diamond Tooth Gerties, a casino and dancehall, is highly recommended to complete the Dawson experience!

Day 8: Dawson City - Whitehorse (533 km)

We advise an early start for today's long drive south. Follow the Yukon and Stewart River valleys, passing the Five Finger Rapids and other scenic viewpoints as you approach the 'wilderness city' of Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon Territory.

Day 9: Whitehorse - Skagway (175 km)

Continuing south you will cross back into the USA as you arrive at the port town of Skagway. The town's clapboard buildings take you back to the early gold rush days; it was from here that the fortune seekers started their arduous journey over White Pass to reach the Yukon River en route to the Klondike gold fields.

Day 10: Skagway - Haines Junction (335 km)

Take the highway and cross back into Canada en route to Haines Junction. Haines Junction is the gateway to Kluane National Park – an optional sightseeing flight over the park offers spectacular views and provides a true sense of the immense scale of this glacier-filled mountain wilderness.

Day 11: Haines Junction - Tok (476 km)

Another early start is recommended, as you re-enter the USA today and head back to Tok.

Day 12: Tok - Wasilla/Palmer area (464 km)

Follow the spectacular Glenn Highway today, skirting the edge of the vast Wrangell St Elias National Park.

Day 13: Wasilla/Palmer - Seward (267 km)

Pass through Anchorage as you make your way to Seward. The dramatic journey along the Seward Highway climbs through the mountains that form the spine of the Kenai Peninsula, providing breathtaking views and unbeatable lakeside picnic spots. Beyond Seward's harbour the waters are rich in marine life, whilst a backdrop of glaciers, steep fjords and mountain peaks provide countless photo opportunities.

Day 14: Seward - Anchorage (204 km)

Seward is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park and a cruise to see glaciers and marine wildlife is highly recommended today. Later, make your way back to Anchorage for your final night in Alaska.

Day 15: Anchorage

Your tour ends as you drop off your rental car at the airport.

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Complete with 370 guestrooms, the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel boasts some of the finest lodgings to be found in Alaska's largest city.

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Denali Grizzly Bear Resort


Grade: Simple

Type: Hotel

With 20 cabins and 72 hotel rooms, the Grizzly Bear Resort is well stocked for visitors to Denali.

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Pikes Waterfront Lodge, Fairbanks


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Friendly and welcoming, the 208 room Pike's Waterfront Lodge is family run and even the resident ducks (making their home in the 'Lucky Duck Hotel') are happy to welcome visitors.

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Seward Windsong Lodge


Grade: Standard

Type: Unique And Boutique

Not far from the entrance to Kenai Fjords National Park lies the 180 room Seward Windsong Lodge.

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Westmark Fairbanks Hotel


Grade: Simple

Type: Hotel

Offering 400 rooms, the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel is just a short walk from downtown Fairbanks and the excellent Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center.

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The Raven Hotel, Haines Junction


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

The Raven Hotel is located in the beautiful community of Haines Junction, in southwest Yukon.

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