Introduction to Alaska

Introduction to Alaska

from £1,527 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • May-Sep
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Denali National Park

Introduction to Alaska

from £1,527 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • May-Sep

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Highlights

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Humpback whale breaching, Kenai Fjords

Spot icebergs, whales and seals in Kenai Fjords National Park

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Experience the wildlife wonders of Denali National Park

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Spot Denali rising in the distance from quirky Talkeetna

Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm

Drive the scenic Seward Highway from Anchorage to Seward

Why this trip...

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

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Explore at leisure

With the route, transport and accommodation sorted, each day offers the freedom to explore

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Well-researched route

We've put our years of experience into creating this well-paced itinerary that includes the places we know you'll enjoy

Overview

This self drive holiday is the ideal introduction to Alaska's highlights and takes in the mountains and wildlife of Denali National Park and the glaciers and marine wonders of the Kenai Peninsula. Following a circular route from Anchorage, this well-paced itinerary focuses on South Alaska, the home of North America's highest peak, Denali.

Starting and ending in Anchorage, this self drive itinerary is ideal for those short on time and provides a great contrast between Alaska's coastal splendours and the towering peaks of the state's interior.

Itinerary

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 arrive Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city located on the shores of the Cook Inlet, and make your own way to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Arrive in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city located on the shores of the Cook Inlet, and make your own way to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 Anchorage - Seward (204 km)

Collect your rental car today and drive south to the scenic Kenai Peninsula. Your destination for today is the port town of Seward, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Spend two nights in Seward.

Collect your rental car today and drive south to the scenic Kenai Peninsula. Your destination for today is the port town of Seward, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Spend two nights in Seward.

Day 3 Seward

Spend a full day at leisure. You may wish to visit the fascinating Alaska SeaLife Center, explore Exit Glacier or join a scenic cruise out through the fjords - weaving between icebergs you may spot sea lions and whales against a spectacular backdrop of glaciers.

Spend a full day at leisure. You may wish to visit the fascinating Alaska SeaLife Center, explore Exit Glacier or join a scenic cruise out through the fjords - weaving between icebergs you may spot sea lions and whales against a spectacular backdrop of glaciers.

Seward Harbour

Day 4 Seward - Talkeetna (384 km)

Departing the coast, head inland and north to the quirky town of Talkeetna for a overnight stay. A clear day may afford views of Denali iconic peak in the distance.

Departing the coast, head inland and north to the quirky town of Talkeetna for a overnight stay. A clear day may afford views of Denali iconic peak in the distance.

Day 5 Talkeetna - Denali (245 km)

Continue your journey north to Denali where your accommodation for two nights is in Denali Village, just outside the national park.

Continue your journey north to Denali where your accommodation for two nights is in Denali Village, just outside the national park.

Day 6 Denali National Park

Enjoy a guided excursion into Denali National Park today. Take in spectacular views and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, which may include bears, moose, herds of caribou or even a lone wolf.

Enjoy a guided excursion into Denali National Park today. Take in spectacular views and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, which may include bears, moose, herds of caribou or even a lone wolf.

Guided tour, Denali National Park
Caribou in Denali National Park
Aerial views over Denali National Park

Day 7 Denali - Anchorage (379 km)

Travel back to Anchorage today for your final night in Alaska.

Travel back to Anchorage today for your final night in Alaska.

Day 8 depart Anchorage

Drop off your rental car at the airport and depart Alaska.

Drop off your rental car at the airport and depart Alaska.

Accommodation Options

With a wide choice of accommodation in Alaska, we can mix and match different grades and styles to suit your personal preference - from motels and hotels to wilderness lodges in stunning locations.

Discuss your options with our Travel Specialists.

Excursions

Prices and Departures

Price from £1,527 excluding flights

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.

What's Included

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

Prices

This itinerary starts from £1,527 per person, based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom in standard hotels, with rental of a compact vehicle.
  • Prices may vary depending on departure date. Please contact us for a detailed quote based on your preferred travel dates, vehicle category and style of accommodation, or to tailor this itinerary

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One of our specialists
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11 Species of whale seen

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