Alaska National Parks Self-Drive – Tour 1CA
Alaska National Parks Self-Drive Tour - 1CA Itinerary
Explore Alaska from the comfort of your own rental car. This enticing 9-day Alaska tour is convenient and at your own leisure. With a number of included excursions, this tour package is perfect for the truly independent traveler!
Included in your Tour:
- 8 nights hotel accommodations
- 7 day car rental
- Portage Glacier Cruise
- Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
- Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park
- Airport transfer to and from Anchorage hotel
Prices include a compact car. During checkout you will have the ability to upgrade to a full-size car or a small SUV for an additional charge.
Unless noted, tour is not escorted and does not include meals, sightseeing or home city air.
Day 1: Anchorage
We'll pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your accommodations for the night. Spend the day exploring Alaska's largest city at your leisure. Overnight Anchorage hotel.
Day 2: Anchorage – Cooper Landing (100 miles)
Pick up your rental car from Avis in downtown Anchorage. Drive to Cooper Landing and on the way stop for your cruise on Portage Lake where you’ll get up close to Portage Glacier. Overnight Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Day 3: Cooper Landing
The day is yours to explore the Cooper Landing area and other communities of the Kenai Peninsula in your rental car. Overnight Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Day 4: Cooper Landing - Seward (47 miles)
Drive to Seward and at 11:30 am, embark on a scenic glacier & wildlife cruise along the coast of the rugged Kenai Peninsula. Back on shore, travel just a few miles to your destination for the evening. Overnight Seward Windsong Lodge. (L)
Day 5: Seward – Talkeetna (240 miles)
Drive north to Talkeetna and explore the town that serves as a base camp for Mt. McKinley climbers. Overnight at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, 50 miles North of Talkeetna in Denali State Park. Overnight Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Day 6: Talkeetna – Denali (105 miles)
Today, explore Denali’s south side or depart early for the drive to Denali National Park. You'll have as much time as you like to experience the majesty of Denali National Park, take in the sights of the George Parks Highway or arrive at your hotel near the park entrance to take advantage of an optional excursion or a visit to the Denali Visitor Center. Overnight Denali-area hotel.
Day 7: Denali
This morning embark on a Tundra Wilderness Tour for opportunities to see bears, caribou, moose, wolves and Dall sheep. The bus will pick you up at your hotel and travel into the park on the famous Denali National Park Road. Once you're back at your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to simply relax or venture out to experience even more of the Denali area. Overnight Denali-area hotel. (S)
Day 8: Denali - Anchorage (238 miles)
Drive from Denali to Anchorage and return your rental car in downtownAnchorage. Enjoy one last overnight in Anchorage before the conclusion of your tour. Overnight Anchorage hotel.
Day 9: Anchorage
We’ll transfer you to the airport at the end of your tour.