Alaska & Yukon, The Golden Frontier

Alaska & Yukon, The Golden Frontier. 20 days/19 nights. Start: Anchorage - End: Anchorage.

  • Day 01: Arrival Anchorage
  • Day 02: Anchorage visit
  • Day 03: Anchorage - Denali N.P.
  • Day 04: Denali National Park
  • Day 05: Denali N.P. - Fairbanks
  • Day 06: Fairbanks visit
  • Day 07: FAIRBANKS - TOK
  • Day 08: Tok - Dawson City
  • Day 09: Dawson City
  • Day 10: Dawson City - Whitehorse
  • Day 11: Whitehorse
  • Day 12: Whitehorse - Haines Junction
  • Day 13: Haines Junction - Tok
  • Day 14: Tok - Valdez
  • Day 15: Valdez visit
  • Day 16: Valdez - Wasilla
  • Day 17: Wasilla - Seward
  • Day 18: Seward - visit
  • Day 19: Seward - Anchorage
  • Day 20: Departure Anchorage
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day 1

Arrival Anchorage

1 Day

15 km

After arrival at the Anchorage airport, pick up the rental car and drive to the hotel. Check in and lodgings. 

 

day 2

Anchorage visit

1 Day

Free day. You can make a tour with the 'trolley', discover the impressive 'Museum of History & Art' or you can visit the several souvernir shops. Lodging. 

 

day 3

Anchorage - Denali N.P.

1 Day

400 km

This moning, you leave Anchorage en follow the Parks Highway, to Denali National Park, one of the most beautiful parks of Amerika. Along te way, you kan visit the wonderful Talkeetna and discover the wonderful Mat-su valley. Lodging in one of the lodges close to the park entrance.

day 4

Denali National Park

1 Day

160 km

The unforgetable Tundra Wildlife Tour starts early in the morning but it is definitely worth getting out of bed. In company of a park ranger, you will encounter the wonderful fauna and flora of this immense natural park. Back to the lodge for lodgings. 

 

day 5

Denali N.P. - Fairbanks

1 Day

210 km

You leave the park north and passing the historic Nenana, you reach Fairbanks. It was a known center in the Gold Rush time and the gate to the 'Last Frontieré in the north. Start with a first visit to the historic city center or board on the radar boat 'Discovery' en encounter with het nature area of the Chena and Tenana River. Lodging.

Free day. Bring a visit to the University's Museum, the old mining site of the Gold Dredge N'8. Hold a stop at the famous Alaska Pipeline and discover the house of Santa Claus in North Pole, a little place outside of town. Lodging. 

 

day 6

Fairbanks visit

1 Day

Day off. Possible visit to the 'Alaskaland' theme park with a slide show of 'Northern Lights', the Museum of the University, the 'Alaska Public Lands Information Center' and much more. Also enjoy a paddle boat ride on the Chena and Tenana Rivers.

day 7

FAIRBANKS - TOK

1 Day

350 km

Today, you first follow the panoramic Richardson Highway, through the roots of the immense Alaska Range and pick up a glympse of the Alaska Pipeline. From Delta Junction, you follow the Alaska Highway, a myth in the peaceful conquest of the wild, to Tok. Lodgings: Youngs Motel or similar. 

day 8

Tok - Dawson City

1 Day

310 km

Quick visit of Tok, famous as the Alaskan capital of sledge dogs breeders. Follow the panoramic 'Top of the World Highway' via Chicken to the Canadian border. Across the border, the road goes above the treetops and offers a wonderful view on the surrounding mountains. The ferry brings you to Dawson, Queen of the Klondike. Lodging.

day 9

Dawson City

1 Day

Free day at leisure to visit the 'City of the Gold Fever'. Any of the dusty roads you stroll trough today, the virus of this 'Frontier Town' will catch you too. Participate in the 'Town Core Walking Tour' and relive the Gold Rush History. Tonight, a visit to the historic game hall of "Diamond Tooth Gertie's" can not be missed.

 

day 10

Dawson City - Whitehorse

1 Day

530 km

Rise and shine! The road ahead is long and brings you through the abandoned area with great rivers and wide forests. The first stop along the "Klondike Highway" can be at Moose Creek Lodge. Passing picturesque villages, such as Stewart Crossing and Minto, you reach Carmacks, where you can stop at the 'Five Finger Rapids'. Further to Whitehorse, capital of the province of Yukon. Lodging.

day 11

Whitehorse

1 Day

35 km

Start with a visit to the Visitor Center and the Transportation Museum. Back to the center, you walk to the Mac Bride Museum and further to the the radar boat " SS Klondike", completely renovated in the style of its time. A few miles out of town, you visit the Miles Canyon, with its famous rapids and the bridge over the canyon. Lodgings in Whitehorse.

 

day 12

Whitehorse - Haines Junction

1 Day

160 km

Today, you travel directly to Haines Junction or if you like to discover some wonderful places, we suggest a side-trip to Carcross, via Tagish, to March Lake and back to Whitehorse. It offers wonderful lakes, sand dunes and beaches. You have to count about 210 km extra for the side-trip, but it is absolutely worth it! At arrival in Haines Junction, you best walk into the Visitor Center, to immerse yourself in the secrets of the Kluane National Park. 

 

day 13

Haines Junction - Tok

1 Day

480 km

Follow the famous Alaska Highway, which twists around the Kluane National Park for the following miles, passign Kluabe Lake to reach Burwash Landing. Make a stop at the Sheep Mountain Visitor Center and visit the Silver City ruins. Past Burwash Landing, the Kluane Museum of Natural History is a nice stop. Then to Beaver Creel and a little more north, you drive back in to the Alaskan border area. From the wood cabin of the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, it is only a couple of miles to Tok. 

 

day 14

Tok - Valdez

1 Day

420 km

From Tok, you travel south and enjoy the impressive nature of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, surrounded by rivers, gletjers and lakes. The Richardson Highway brings you to Valdez and along the way, the wonderful 'Worthington' gletsjer and the Keystone Canyon can not be missed. Lodging for the next two nights is planned in the Mountain Sky Hotel or similar. 

day 15

Valdez visit

1 Day

20 km

At Valdez, the terminus of the impressive Alaska Pipeline, you can visit the pipeline terminal. There are many salmon farms around the city and in the interesting Valdez Museum you can learn more about the Exxon Valdez disaster and the 1964 earthquake. For the sporty types: kayaking and canoeing trips allow you to discover marine life up close.

day 16

Valdez - Wasilla

1 Day

450 km

Today, you travel back to Glennallen and travel further to the wonderful Matanuska valley to Palmer and Wasilla. Along the way, you enjoy the impressive landscape woth high mountains, beautiful gletsjers, wide meadows filled with flowers and you can visi the Musk-Ox farm in Palmer and the Iditarod Visitor Center in Wasilla. Lodging.

day 17

Wasilla - Seward

1 Day

310 km

Along the way to Anchorage, you discover the Eklutna Historic Park with a Russian-Orthodox wood cabin church en colourful graves on the graveyard. Follow the wonderful route along 'Cook Inlet' and make a stop at Portage at the glacier. At the end of the afternoon, you reach Seward, at the tip of the Resurrection Bay and check in at the hotel.

day 18

Seward - visit

1 Day

30 km

You will cruise to the Kenai Fjords National Park, the main attraction of the peninsula. A salmon lunch will be provided on Fox Island. Afterwards, head to the trail that leads to Exit Glacier, the park's most accessible glacier, or stop by the Sealife Center for an exciting tour of marine life.

day 19

Seward - Anchorage

1 Day

210 km

The route brings you back to the piqturesque Portage, to visit the informatio center and the gletsjer. Follow the wonderful Cook Inlet, back to Anchorage. You might spot some playing belugas, mountain goats and several bird species. 

 

day 20

Departure Anchorage

1 Day

10 km

The end of this wonderful trip, drop of the rental car and return flight. 

 

Standard hotels (0AK00007)
is available starting at 4242 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 15.05.22 - 24.05.22 25.05.22 - 01.09.22 02.09.22 - 10.09.22
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 3866 4494 3866
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 4242 5191 4242
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 2597 3068 2597
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 3168 3787 3168
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 8014 9924 8014
per child in parents room 2 - 12 (DACHD12) 330 330 330

Included

  • Hotelaccomodation based on lodging + local sales taxes, as per itinerary and as per chosen hotel category.
  • Car rental with GPS, adapted to the number of persons in the car, one driver.  Extra drivers and/or underage drivers can be added with supplement.
    • Single: Economy except if the car is brought back to another city than the one it started from, than Compact.
    • Double/Twin: Compact
    • Triple: Intermediate
    • Quadruple and 2x double rooms: Fullsize.
  • Any other car rental category can be provided with the appropriate price adjustment.
  • Only for selfdrives booked as published: roadbook with description of day by day itinerary. (Only available in Dutch and French)
  • Local roadmap of the State or Province (Canda), or a road atlas if the trip brings you through different states.

Not Included

All services NOT mentioned such as: 

  • International passport and charges for ESTA = USA and or ETA = Canada.
  • Airline tickets, airport taxes, fuel surcharge, security fee, and more.
  • Meals at the hotels except if confirmed differently at time of confirmation.
  • Resort fees, Urban fees, Facility fees and other fees charged by some hotels and to be paid locally.
  • Eventual cost for a (new) Belgian - European drivers licence, if the current one does not state "Drivers Licence" in English.
  • Warrant/Security Deposit/Guarantee cost for rental cars, motorhomes, motorbikes, hotels and more.
  • Fuel for the vehicles and parking costs. 
  • Charges for tollroads en toll bridges
  • Insurances (cancellation insurance, travel and assistance insurance, luggage insurance, etc).
  • Admissions to the national parks, to attractions, extra excursions, etc.
  • All personal expenses (Food & Drinks), souvenirs and more. 

Good To Know

FLIGHTS:

Wings ‘n Wheels is offering a large choice of European and American carriers which operates daily flights to and from the USA and Canada, starting from Brussels and as well as from the main airports in neighboring countries.

International and eventual domestic flights are not included. Airlines work with flexible prices and availability does change quickly. Use the contact form below and send it to your travel agent (enter your postal code or city name or the name of your travel agency) and indicate accurately your travel dates (departure and return) together with the surname (family name), first name and date of birth of each traveler and Wings ‘n Wheels will search for the best deals, considering itinerary and pricing.

A-LA-CARTE   -  TAILOR MADE:

All self-drive itineraries can be amended and tailormade “ à la carte” to your wishes.

CARRENTAL - DRIVERS LICENCE:

It is mandatory to present a NATIONAL driving licence with on the front side "Driving Licence". An international drivers licence is a translation only and not a valid document to rent a vehicle.