Alaska Highlights

MotorHome Tour

11 Nights/12 Days

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Trip highlights

  • Kenai Fjords

  • Anchorage

  • Fairbanks

  • Portage Glacier

  • Denali National Park

  • Mount Mckinley

  • Valdez

  • Keystone Canyon

  • Talkeetna

  • Wonderful Wildlife

Day 1

Arrive (USA)

 

Welcome to Anchorage, Alaska USA!

Welcome to Alaska. Upon arrival in Anchorage make your own way to the hotel and relax before picking up your motorhome tomorrow.

Overnight at leisure in Anchorage.

Overnight in Anchorage :

The Hilton Anchorage B&B

Day 2

Anchorage to Palmer on the Glenn Highway

Today, you collect your motorhome from the Anchorage depot and head northeast on the Glenn Highway. En route, you’ll pass the townships of Eagle River and Chugiak before arriving in Palmer which is about 1hr from Anchorage.

As you head through the Eklutna Flats, enjoy the towering vistas of the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains, and catch a glimpse of Pioneer Peak, the closest peak in the distance.

Tip: For a closer view of Knick Glacier take an airboat tour by taking the Old Glenn Highway exit and driving to Knick Glacier Adventures, about 20 miles from Palmer.

Driving guide: 45 miles*

www.mtviewrvpark.com

Day 3 - 4

Denali National Park

Today you head from Palmer to Denali National Park continuing on the Parks Highway you drive through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Denali State Park. If you have the time, take a side trip to the small community of Talkeetna.

Denali is 6 million acres of wildland, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travellers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America’s tallest peak, 20,320ft Mount McKinley.

Driving guide: 200 miles*

 

www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/campground-riley.htm

Day 5 - 6

Denali to Fairbanks

Before you leave Denali National Park to head to Fairbanks we suggest you enjoy a 7-hour Tundra Wildlife Tour into Denali National Park. The park is inhabited by lots of different species. Mt. McKinley can be seen if the weather is clear that day and a snack lunch is included. In the afternoon continue on the Parks Highway north to Fairbanks. You’ll be accompanied by incredible forest and mountain landscape as you drive through the communities of Healy, Nenana and by the community of Ester, an old gold mining camp.

Tip: Enjoy the wildlife tour here and with a bit of luck, you’ll see bears, caribou, moose, sheep, wolves and a variety of birds.

Driving guide: 125 miles*

www.riversedge.net/fairbanks-RV-park.htm

Day 7

Fairbanks to Paxson/Glennalien (& North Pole)

This morning you head to Paxson/Glennallen, following the Richardson until Delta Junction. Just outside of Fairbanks you drive by North Pole, the home of North America’s Father Christmas. In Delta Junction take the Richardson Highway and drive south towards Paxson/Glennallen

Tip: The Copper River has world class salmon fishing, if you don’t feel like fishing there’s hiking, rafting and even flightseeing.

Driving guide: 180 miles*

www.tolsonacampground.com

Day 8

Valdez

Today you’ll be heading to Valdez. Enjoy the spectacular drive on the Richardson Highway, part of the route parallels the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. If the weather permits, stop and enjoy incredible views of the Wrangell Mountains. Drive by Worthington Glacier and through Keystone Canyon with its waterfalls.

Tip: Valdez is a must see on your Alaska itinerary. The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez extremely picturesque.

Driving guide: 185 miles*

www.bearpawrvpark.com

Day 9

Valdez - Seward

This morning it is all aboard the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry to Whittier travelling through beautiful Prince William Sound. Upon arrival in Whittier drive through the Whittier-Portage Tunnel (one-lane tunnel, open to traffic during certain hours only). Then drive the Seward Highway through scenic landscape to Seward.

Tip: Portage Glacier and the Begich, Boggs Visitor Centre is an interesting stop thanks to exhibits that let visitors walk through a simulated ice cave, view live ice worms or touch an iceberg. For a close look at Portage Glacier, there are hour long sigtseeing boat cruises on Portage Lake or you can hike a number of foot trails that wind near the frozen monument.

Driving guide: 85 miles*

www.stoneycreekrvpark.com

Day 10 -11

Kenai Fjords National Park - Anchorage

Today you are heading back on the Seward Highway to Anchorage but before you do, visit Kenai Fjords National Park, home to some of the most pristine, rugged, breathtaking glacial vistas in North America. The massive Harding Icefield feeds the 38 glaciers of the park. These glaciers, in turn, have been sculpting the fjords making a home for many species of marine life - mammals, fish and seabirds alike.

Tip: Enjoy a Wildlife & Glacier cruise into scenic Kenai Fjords National Park. You may even spot a whale.

Driving guide: 130 miles*

www.goldennuggetcamperpark.com

Day 12

Last day - drop Motor-home back

Your final day of your Alaska adventure.  Return your motorhome back to the Cruise America depot and head for your flight home.

International flights home

Trip details

Price from £ 1750  Per person

With Economy international flights from

 £ 3100 per person

Price includes

  • Accomodation as per itinerary with breakfast

  • All room only taxes included

  • Motorhome pick-up from day 2

  • ATOL protection

  • Driving distances are approximate

Additional Extra's

  • International Flights

  • Additional unscheduled excursions

  • local admission fees

  • Fuel

  • Additional car insurance

  • Immunisations

  • Visa's

  • Personal travel insurance

  • local gratuaties