Alaska road trip

21 day car trip | June-July 2020

Alaska is a big and, all things considered, fairly busy place in the summer, so we propose a start in June and have designed a road trip that will give 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, this trip (which will take place in 2020) 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 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, 2020
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). 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 taking place in 2019.
Cost per person (1€ = $US 1.11) $ US € Euro
Car rental SUV (off-road coverage included) 1469 1324
Lodging (camping 12x, cabins/lodge 7x) 693 624
Alaska State Ferries Whittier to Valdez (car included) 158 142
Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel etc.) 250 225
Excursions (full day bearviewing with floatplane, seakayak (7 hrs), glacier/wildlife Valdez (7 hrs), bustour Denali full day. 1400 1260
Meals 615 554
Total  (international airfare not included) 4595 4129
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 $595/€536 pp. Additionally, if you have more time (and there never is enough time to see Alaska.....) traveling by camper is cheaper in the long run.

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