Alaska road trip

Turnagain Arm, Alaska

20 day road trip | June-July 2017

Wildlife and scenery are the two main draws for these travelers. Since Alaska is a big and, all things considered, busy place in the summer, we designed a trip that will give them a chance to experience and enjoy dramatic landscapes and catch more than a glimpse of wildlife.

Please note that, as with all our individual trips, it can be modified at will and tailored to your preferences. The emphasis on wildlife excursions and off-road driving in this trip plan have added to the travel budget

We can also easily add the Yukon to the mix for an even larger taste of that incredible part of the North.


Dates 20 days June – July, 2017
Region Alaska
Party 2 adults
Transportation Car (SUV with off-road coverage)
Driving distance 1750 km
Accommodation Camping and B&B
Highlights Wildlife watching (bears, whales and puffins). Active journey. Glaciers.


Day 1 Arrival Anchorage.
Day 2-5 Homer: bear observation (1 full day), sea kayaking (1 full day)
Day 5-7 Kenai Peninsula: walking, marine excursions
Day 8-9 Ferry to Valdez: hiking and glacier excursion
Day 10-11 Drive to Fairbanks via the Glenn Highway
Day 12-13 Denali National Park: walking and bus tour
Day 14 Denali State Park
Day 15-18 Matanuska Valley: Hiking and exploring from Palmer
Day 19-20 Anchorage and flights home


We do not offer ‘off the shelf’ travel packages. Every vacation is custom made. The trip budget below is based on the actual trip taking place in 2017.

Cost per person (1€ = $US 1.05) $ US € Euro
Car rental SUV (incl off-road coverage) 821 782
Lodging 1058 1008
Ferries 254 241
Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel etc.) 202 192
Excursions 1295 1233
Meals 495 455
Total  (international airfare not included) 4125 3911
Custom Travel Plan & Organization of your trip *
* Postage and printing travel guide extra ($Can 15/€ 20)
350 250

By including (tent) camping and/or taking fewer excursions costs will come down. A smaller rental car without off-road coverage will save $600/€550 pp. Additionally, if you have more time (and there is never enough time to see this country) traveling by camper is cheaper in the long run.

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