Alaska Highlights

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Admire the stunning mountain scenery of Denali National Park

Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Alaska, Valdez, Seward,

Includes return economy airfares

13 days priced at £pp flight and hotel inclusive

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Alaska Highlights Holiday

Set off on an epic road trip adventure around the spectacular scenery and wildlife rich national parks of Alaska by motorhome.

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As you’ll be driving yourself, you’ll have the freedom to stop as and when you like, calling in at rural villages, wild national parks, creeping glaciers and frozen lakes, taking in the peacefulness and keeping your eyes out for bears and moose as you go. 

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Admire the stunning mountain scenery of Denali National Park
  • Look out for bears, caribou, moose, sheep and wolves on a Tundra Wildlife Tour
  • Hike, raft or even fish for salmon in the beautiful Copper River
  • Soak up the silence among the 38 glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park

Holiday Type

Fly-drive
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What's included
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  • Authentic local experiences
  • Indirect international flights
  • 1 night in a 4* hotel
  • 10 night’s motorhome rental
  • 1000 miles mileage pack
  • Vehicle provisioning kit

Need to know
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  • Arrives: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
  • Time difference: GMT-8
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders require an electronic travel authorisation (ESTA), available online
  • Language: English
  • Currency: US dollar (USD)
  • Flying time from UK: around 11 hours
  • Plug type: 2 flat pins
  • Voltage: 120V

Your route
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Itinerary

Day 1

Fly from UK to Anchorage

Day 2

Anchorage

Pick up your motorhome and drive to Palmer, where you’ll spend your second night. Along the way, you can choose to call in at the small towns of Eagle River or Chugiak, or get a closer view of Knick Glacier on a thrilling airboat tour. When you pass through the Eklutna Flats, keep an eye out for Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains, as well as Pioneer Peak, towering 1,950m above you.

Anchorage, Alaska

Days 3-4

Denali National Park

Leaving Palmer behind, continue to the forests of Denali National Park, six million acres of wilderness , covered with patches of forest and rugged mountains, including the snow-capped peak of Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest mountain at 6,190m. Keep a look out for wildlife as you explore, either on foot, white water rafting, on safari or in your own vehicle. It’s a beautiful place, take your time to appreciate the peace, quiet and vastness of it all.

Alaska Highlights Holiday

Days 5-6

Fairbanks

Before you depart from Denali National Park, you might choose to join a Tundra Wildlife Tour. Look out for bears, caribou, moose, sheep and wolves, not to mention a wide variety of birdlife, all against a glorious mountain backdrop. Afterwards, continue through the forests and mountains, past the towns of Healy, Nenana and Ester, an old gold mining camp, to Fairbanks, a former gold rush town and about the closest this area gets to a city.

Alaska Highlights Holiday

Day 7

Alaska

Leaving Fairbanks, you’ll pass the suburb of ‘North Pole’, which truly cashes in on its festive connotations with a giant Santa statue, candy cane decorations and quaint, red and white themed houses. On your way to Paxson/Glennallen, your stop for the night, perhaps swing by the Copper River to fish for salmon, or set off on a hiking, rafting or scenic flight adventure.

Alaska Highlights Holiday

Day 8

Valdez

Admire the gorgeous scenery along the Richardson Highway on your way to Valdez. You’ll pass some stunning views of the Wrangell Mountains and have time to stop off at the Worthington Glacier and Keystone Canyon, pausing to admire its waterfalls. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, Valdez is a peaceful, if snowy place, with plenty of dramatic landscapes to admire and glaciers, harbours and museums to explore, including nearby Prince William Sound.

Alaska Highlights Holiday

Day 9

Seward

Today you’ll ride the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry through Prince William Sound to Whitter (own expense), from where you’ll drive the mesmerising Seward Highway, past towering peaks and deep blue lakes, to Seward. Along the way, perhaps stop for a boat cruise or a hike to the creeping icy face of Portage Glacier, or swing by the Begich Boggs Visitor Center, where you can walk through an ice cave, touch an iceberg and even look at ice worms, should you so wish.

Alaska Highlights Holiday

Days 10-11

Anchorage

Hop on board a boat and cruise among the calm waters of Kenai Fjords National Park, one of North America’s most impressive national parks and home to 38 creeping glaciers and huge, icy faces. Take a boat trip onto the fjords and look out for seabirds, and if you’re really lucky, a whale. Once you’ve had your fill of wildlife and nature, continue to Anchorage for the final two nights of your Alaska adventure. Here you can choose to visit the museums and exhibitions, including the Anchorage Museum of History and Art and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Alaska Highlights Holiday

Days 12-13

Depart Anchorage and return to the UK

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