This oneway selfdrive between Alaska and the Yukon offers a lot within just 11 days! Explore Denali and Kluane National Park, drive on the scenic Denali Highway as well as Top of the World Highway, and take in the gold rush atmosphere in Dawson City. This tour is ideal for you if you do not have a lot of time, but want to see the most of Alaska and the Yukon. It is also a great package for extensions like a tour on the Dempster Highway or a stay at a Lodge!
Pick up your rental car and check in at your hotel. Explore Alaska's second largest city with it's small town flair and many attractions.
Fairbanks to Denali (121 miles)
Drive on the Parks Highway to Denali National Park. The scenic drive allows you plenty of time to explore a little on foot, either in town or in the forest. If you already arrive in early afternoon you may want to check out the National Park's Visitor Center or try one of the many activities offered like flight seeing tours, rafting trips or ATV adventures. Overnight near the Denali National Park entrance.
Denali National Park
In the morning, you take a 6 to 8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park. This is one of your best opportunities to spot wildlife, including bears, moose, caribou or even wolves! While the ride on the park shuttle bus is not narrated, it gives you the freedom to get off the bus and do some hiking and afterwards taking a different bus back to the park entrance. Bring your own food and beverages, as no food or beverages are available once you depart the Wilderness Access Center. Overnight near the Denali National Park entrance.
Denali to Paxson (161 miles)
Drive eastward on the Denali Highway to Paxson. This gravel road takes you along the southern slope of the Alaska Range mountains, in view of the glaciers and rocky peaks of this spectacular mountain range.
Paxson to Tok (183 miles)
Today's drive on the Richardson Highway and Tok Cutoff takes you to Tok. Enjoy the scenic drive along the Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Tok is a good place to buy authentic Indian crafts as many of these pieces are made in the surrounding villages.
Tok to Dawson City (197 miles)
Travel on the spectacular Taylor and Top of the World Highways to Dawson City. The Taylor Highway is a typical Alaskan gravel road, which can be in very good or very poor shape, depending on the season and the weather. Be sure to plan enough time to drive this road. In the afternoon, you cross the Canadian border, the road conditions improve, and you reach Dawson City, heart of the Klondike Gold Rush.
You have a free-day in the Las Vegas of the North. Dawson City is an old-west gold-rush town with an attitude. Enjoy the turn-of-the-century atmosphere and be sure to try the world-famous sourtoe cocktail...
Dawson City to Whitehorse (337 miles)
Today you travel to Whitehorse, the capital city of the Yukon Territory. Your drive takes you through gold-rush country. Relics from that age lie fallow along the roadsides. When you arrive in Whitehorse, take some time to explore this charming town, stroll along the riverside and enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this little northern city.
Whitehorse to Skagway or Haines (111 miles)
The South Klondike Highway takes you to Skagway. From Whitehorse you wind your way up into the mountains. You travel past Fraser and Bennett Lake, and over the Chilkoot Pass, where weary gold seekers made their way from the ocean to the Klondike gold fields inland. Ferry passage from Skagway to Haines, either today or tomorrow, depending on ferry schedule. Overnight in Skagway or Haines.
Skagway/Haines to Haines Junction or Whitehorse (248) miles
Drive to Haines Junction on the Haines Highway or all the way to Whitehorse. Known for its grand views of glaciated mountains and the variety of its scenery – from coastal forests to alpine tundra - the Haines Highway winds through river flats and climbs up to a wide alpine valley, following the eastern border of Kluane National Park Reserve.
If the last night was in Haines Junction, you drive back to Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway for 96 miles. Your tour ends today.
This selfdrive is available from either Fairbanks to Whitehorse or from Whitehorse to Fairbanks. Let GoNorth decide whether the routing will take place in clockwise or counter-clockwise direction and save $500 on total package price!
The ferry sailing between Skagway and Haines is included. All ferry sailings depend on state budget and may get canceled by July 1st 2017 – in case of a ferry cancellation the routing would not get changed, but you will drive from Skagway to Haines Junction instead of taking the ferry. In that case a full refund in the amount of the ferry sailing will be given.
Available from June 1st to September 5th, 2018, for Fairbanks-Whitehorse
Available from June 1st to September 1st, 2018, for Whitehorse-Fairbanks
Double$2445 per personBooking Code GON152
Single$4730 per personBooking Code GON151
Triple$1735 per personBooking Code GON153
Double$2395 per personBooking Code GON155
Single$4640 per personBooking Code GON154
Triple$1710 per personBooking Code GON156
*Additional VIP Protection with glass and tire coverage is available for $7 plus tax per day (lowers deductible to $500).
Let GoNorth decide whether the routing will take place from Fairbanks to Whitehorse or from Whitehorse to Fairbanks and save $500 on total package price!
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If you want to extend your stay in Alaska, we do have some great add-ons for you!
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