Alaska road trip

21 day car trip | June-July 2021

Alaska is a big and, all things considered, fairly busy place in the summer, so we propose a start in June for a road trip that will give ample opportunity to experience dramatic landscapes and catch more than a glimpse of wildlife.
Which is the main focus of these adventurous off-the-road travelers.
Please note that, as with all our individual trips, this trip (which is planned for 2022) can be modified at will and tailored to your preferences. Adding the Yukon (yes, that is in Canada) will add travel time but also a considerable boost to your travel experience. The many wildlife excursions have added considerably to the travel budget.

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

Summary

Dates 21 days June – July, 2022
Region Alaska
Party 2 adults
Transportation Car (Midsize with off-road coverage)
Driving distance 1750 km
Accommodation Camping and B&B
Highlights Wildlife watching (bears, whales and puffins). Travel mode = active. Glaciers.

Description

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. Dalton Highway off road trip
Day 12-14 Denali National Park: walking and bus tour
Day 15 Denali State Park
Day 16-19 Matanuska Valley: Hiking and exploring from Palmer
Day 20-21 Anchorage and flights home

Cost

We do not offer ‘off the shelf’ travel packages. Every vacation is custom made. The trip budget below is based on the actual trip planned for 2022.
Cost per person (1€ = $US 1.12) $ US € 
Car rental Midsize SUV (off-road coverage included) 2119 1892
Lodging (camping 12x, cabins/lodge 7x) 722 644
Alaska State Ferries Whittier to Valdez (car included) 130 114
Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel etc.) 250 223
Excursions (full day bearviewing with floatplane, seakayak (7 hrs), glacier/wildlife Valdez (7 hrs), bustour Denali ( 5 hours). 1570 1402
Meals 615 549
Total  (international airfare not included) 5406 4824
Custom Travel Plan & Organization of your trip *
* Postage and printing travel guide extra ($Can 35/€ 25)
350 250

By including more (tent) camping and/or participating in fewer excursions, costs will come down. A smaller rental car without off-road coverage will save $505/€451 pp. Additionally, giving yourself a little more time (and there never is enough time to see Alaska.....) traveling by camper will be cheaper in the long run.

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