Most Scenic Roads In Alaska And Yukon

15 days and 14 nights, from Anchorage to Whitehorse or vice versa

This oneway selfdrive between Alaska and the Yukon takes you to the most scenic roads! Drive on the Denali Highway, take in breathtaking views on the Top of the World Highway and explore the Dempster Highway all the way to Inuvik. This tour is ideal for you if you want to explore places off the beaten path and truly enjoy the magnificent nature Alaska and the Yukon have to offer.

Day 1

Anchorage

Pick up your rental car and explore Alaska’s biggest city at your own leisure. There is lots to do: Visit the museums, enjoy a walk along the waterfront or explore the downtown area. If you happen to be there on Saturday or Sunday the downtown market is worth a visit.

Day 2

Anchorage to Talkeetna (113 miles)

Drive on the Glenn and Parks Highways to the charming town of Talkeetna. Only very few places are located in such impressive natural surroundings as Talkeetna is. The backdrop is formed by the magnificent Denali and Alaska Ranges and the wide river valley which marks the confluence of the Chulitna, Susitna and Talkeetna Rivers.

Day 3

Talkeetna to Denali National Park (164 miles)

Drive further north on the Parks Highway to Denali National Park. Weather permitting you can catch great views of Mt. McKinley.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

Paxson to Tok (183 miles)

Today's drive on the Richardson Highway and Tok Cut Off 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.

Day 7

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.

Day 8

Dawson City

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...

Day 9

Dawson City to Eagle Plaines (255 miles)

Continue northward from Dawson City to Eagle Plains, a remote outpost along the Dempster Highway. This is one of the most remote and exciting highways in North America. The bizarre mountain peaks of the Tombstone Mountains are worth a stop.

Day 10

Eagle Plains to Inuvik (227 miles)

Continue to explore the Dempster Highway as you head northward. Cross the border into the Northwest Territories along the way until you reach the remote village of Inuvik. The name of this town means "place of people" in Inuvialuit, the local eskimo language.

Day 11

Inuvik

Spend a day exploring this very special northern town. Weather permitting you may want to go on a flightseeing tour and enjoy spectacular views of the Beaufort Sea and/or the Mackenzie Delta from high above.

Day 12

Inuvik to Eagle Plains (227 miles)

Return from Inuvik to Eagle Plains. Enjoy once again the scenery and remoteness of this region.

Day 13

Eagle Plains to Dawson City (255 miles)

Today your adventure on the Dempster Higway comes to an end as you return to Dawson City. Take in some entertainment after your days in the wilderness.

Day 14

Dawson City to Whitehorse (337 miles)

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.

Day 15

Whitehorse

Your tour ends today. Return your rental car and depart Whitehorse.

Highlights

  • Take a tour into Denali National Park
  • Drive the spectacular Top of The World, Dempster and Denali Highway
  • Visit authentic towns such as Talkeetna, Dawson City and Inuvik
  • GoNorth SUV 4x4 with gravel road permission

Money Saver

This selfdrive is available from either Anchorage to Whitehorse or from Whitehorse to Anchorage. Let GoNorth decide whether the routing will take place in clockwise or counter-clockwise direction and save $500 on total package price!

Rates 2017

Available from June 1-September 5, 2017, for Anchorage-Whitehorse
Available from June 1-August 30, 2017, for Whitehorse-Anchorage

From Anchorage
to Whitehorse

  • Double

    $3355 per person
    Booking Code GON159
  • Single

    $6550 per person
    Booking Code GON158
  • Triple

    $2340 per person
    Booking Code GON160

From Whitehorse
to Anchorage

  • Double

    $3210 per person
    Booking Code GON162
  • Single

    $6235 per person
    Booking Code GON161
  • Triple

    $2240 per person
    Booking Code GON163

Including

  • All overnight accommodations including tax, some with breakfast
  • GoNorth 5-passenger SUV 4x4 with unlimited miles, standard Collision Damage Waiver* ($2000 deductible). Oneway fee and gravel road permission included.
  • Denali National Park shuttle bus to Eielson Visitor Center
  • Detailed itinerary in English

*Additional VIP Protection with glass and tire coverage is available for $7 plus tax per day (lowers deductible to $500).

Money Saver

Let GoNorth decide whether the routing will take place from Anchorage to Whitehorse or from Whitehorse to Anchorage and save $500 on total package price!

Cancellation Policy

Up to 31 days before departure date 30%
30 - 21 days before departure date 50%
20 - 14 days before departure date 75%
13 - 0 days before departure date 100 %

If you want to extend your stay in Alaska, we do have some great add-ons for you!

Seward

Start or end the trip with an extra night in Anchorage and go on a day trip to Seward by train.

Flightseeing

Add a flightseeing tour in Talkeetna and see the Alaska Range from a bird’s eyes view.

White Pass & Yukon

Discover the “Most Scenic Railroad of the World” and add a day trip with the White Pass & Yukon Railroad to Skagway.
Photo by Bradley Wittke

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