Alaska National Parks Self Drive Explorer

12 Days / 11 Nights
Anchorage to Anchorage
Price fromUSD$3,963per person


This best selling 12 day Alaska road trip showcases three of Alaska's majestic National Parks.

Cruise Kenai Fjords National Park, take your choice of tours at Denali National Park, witness Wrangell St.

Elias National Park and take a glacier cruise into Prince William Sound. 

Don't forget to keep your eyes open for moose, bears, wolves, whales, sea otter and bald eagles as you adventure!. 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Anchorage to Seward
Day 2
Seward | Freedom of Choice – Choose 1 of 5 Excursions
Option 1. Tonsina Point Resurrection Bay Kayaking Adventure
Option 2. Bear Lake Kayak | Canoe Trip
Option 3. Wilderness Dog Sled ride Tour
Option 4. Exit Glacier Hike
Option 5. Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise
Day 3
Seward to Talkeetna
Day 4
Talkeetna to Denali National Park Entrance
Day 5
Denali | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 4 Excursions
Option 1. Denali Highway Jeep Excursion | Self-Drive Guided 4x4 Excursion
Option 2. Tundra Wilderness Tour | Coach Tour
Option 3. Upgrade Option: Denali Summit Flightseeing | Small Aircraft
Option 4. Upgrade Option : Denali Glacier Landing | Helicopter
Day 6
Denali National Park to Fairbanks | Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise
Day 7
Fairbanks to Chitina | Chitina to McCarthy | Flight
Day 8
McCarthy | Kennicott | Root Glacier Hike
Day 9
McCarthy to Chitina | Flight | Chitina to Valdez
Day 10
Valdez | Prince William Sound Columbia Glacier Cruise with lunch
Day 11
Valdez to Sheep Mountain Lodge
Day 12
Sheep Mountain Lodge to Anchorage


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We saw spectacular sights, met warm and friendly people, saw the Northern Lights, and made a lifetime of memories. We want to thank you for the wonderful job you did in setting everything up, and also for your courteous assistance and recommendations along the way.

Nick Florida, United States

We had a fantastic time. Everything ran like clock work, the activities we did were extremely well organised, informative and above all fantastically enjoyable. We cannot thank everyone enough for their professionalism and organisational skills. To top everything off we saw the most amazing display of the Northern Lights, something I will never forget.......we certainly will be back.

Hazel Scotland

We are so grateful for the careful planning and ideal itinerary for our vacation. We had a complete portfolio of maps, places to visit, and reservations. We loved every hotel or mountain cabin we stayed in, the boat ride through the Seward fjords, the sternwheel ride in Fairbanks, the bush ride into Denali Park for a close enough encounter with a mama grizzly and her 2 cubs....and awesome scenery at every curve.

Wayne Michigan, United States

Excellent trip. Well planned out. We were able to get all our additional destinations accommodated.

Paul Williams Canada

Nothing was too much trouble for Jennifer or Karen when we were planning our holiday. They were able to tailor our trip to what we wanted. We have recommended Alaska Rail Vacations to our friends and they also had an amazing experience.

Anne Mathews Australia

Alaska Rail Vacations were very helpful and had a quick turn around on price quotes. All my clients have enjoyed their trips thanks to the arrangements made by there amazing team

Tracey Los Angeles, CA

Excellent services!Our clients were extremely satisfied with the itinerary, hotels and tours you have offered.We will contact you again for our next clients.Thanks again for all!

Polona Australia

I enjoyed working with Alaska Rail Vacations, I was introduced to them by Debra Roberts and Karen did a great job for me with a couple of my reservations

Haleh M California, USA

The team at Alaska Rail Vacations never fail to off excellent service. Clients enjoyed a wonderful experience! Our go to company for Alaska

Tina M Los Angeles, CA

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