Wonders of Alaska - an incredible USA fly-drive holiday
Alaska is a haven for outdoor and nature enthusiasts. The mountain and glacier views are beyond stunning. The amount of wildlife is excitingly alarming. The rush that can be experienced by simply opening your eyes is impossible to match. Even the extreme seasons; all of these wonders and more make Alaska as amazing as it is.
US States you will visit: AlaskaHighlights of this Alaska self drive holiday are:
- Seward Glacier & Denali National Park
Wonders of Alaska Fly Drive Holiday includes:
- Compact Car with Gold Cover - Unlimited mileage, Full tank of fuel, 3 additional drivers, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), $1 million liability coverage, Zero excess in the USA
- 3 nights accommodation in Anchorage
- 2 nights accommodation in Seaward
- 1 night accommodation in Talkeetna
- 1 night accommodation in Denali
Day 1 - Anchorage
Welcome to Anchorage, the place where young spirits and adventurous souls come to play. Upon arrival, pick-up your rental car and transfer independently to your hotel. Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, sits in a bowl below the Chugach Mountains. Between mountains and an inlet, surrounded by national parks and filled with wildlife, Anchorage combines the best of Alaska in a city that offers the comforts of home and the hospitality of the Last Frontier. Should you arrive early enough, explore some of Anchorage's parks, take a bike ride along the Coastal Trail, or enjoy dining at one of the city's downtown restaurants
Day 2 - Anchorage - Seward 125 miles
Today's drive from Anchorage to the seaside community of Seward begins with spectacular views. Travel along Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway offering incredible views around every turn as it passes between the dramatic shorelines of Turnagain Arm and the jutting peaks of the Chugach Mountains. See 3,000-foot mountains and the sprawling, sometimes four-mile-wide, flats of Turnagain Arm which seem to stretch like a plain to the opposite shores of Cook Inlet. Be sure to stop at Beluga Point Lookout where you can see the most unique and geologically dramatic bore tide in the world and watch for beluga whales rolling in the surf. Continue through the Kenai Peninsula to the small coastal town of Seward, one of Alaska's oldest communities. As the "Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park," Seward offers incredible opportunities for outdoor exploration, recreation and plain-old relaxation
Breeze Inn Motel
Day 3 - Seward
Spend the day exploring Seward's harbor and waterfront, quaint shops and galleries, or Exit Glacier, one of the most popular road-accessible glaciers in the state. For those interested in beautiful fjords, shimmering water, towering ancient glaciers and an impressive array of wildlife, we recommend taking a day cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park and Fox Island
Breeze Inn Motel
Day 4 - Seward - Talkeetna 125 miles
This morning, head back north towards Anchorage and the small town of Talkeetna, a charming pioneer town offering great views of Denali (Mt. McKinley). In addition to mountain views, Talkeetna is home to the convergence of three major glacial rivers, which make for great excursions. This evening we recommend taking a zipline tour or exhilarating jet boat river tour, and en route to Talkeetna we recommend taking a detour through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, one of the longest vehicle tunnels in North America
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Day 5 - Talkeetna - Denali 239 miles
Depart Talkeetna for the beautiful drive to Denali National Park and Preserve, the third largest park in the U.S. and the crown jewel of the Alaska Range. More than a mountain, Denali is six million acres of wild land bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along this road will see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest that gives way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, Denali (Mt. McKinley)
Grande Denali Lodge
Day 6 - Denali
Today, travel into the heart of Denali, a place where life continues as it has for thousands of years, without interference by man. The only road in the park, 92 mile long Denali Park Road, parallels the Alaska Range and travels through low valleys and high mountain passes. Along its route, beautiful landscapes appear at every turn, wildlife of all sorts can often be spotted and "The Mountain" can be seen as early as Mile 9 if the normally cloudy skies permit. During the summer, private vehicles can only drive the first fifteen miles of the road. Beyond Mile 15, the road turns to gravel and traffic is primarily restricted to buses. We therefore encourage you to take either the hop-on, hop-off park shuttle bus or a tour bus as this is the way to experience the park to a greater degree
Grande Denali Lodge
Day 7 - Denali - Anchorage 239 miles
Today, travel into the heart of Denali, a place where life continues as it has for thousands of years, without interference by man. The only road in the park, 92 mile long Denali Park Road, parallels the Alaska Range and travels through low valleys and high mountain passes. Along its route, beautiful landscapes appear at every turn, wildlife of all sorts can often be spotted and "The Mountain" can be seen as early as Mile 9 if the normally cloudy skies permit. During the summer, private vehicles can only drive the first fifteen miles of the road. Beyond Mile 15, the road turns to gravel and traffic is primarily restricted to buses. We therefore encourage you to take either the hop-on, hop-off park shuttleUpon returning to Anchorage we recommend stepping out into downtown's thriving dining scene for some world-class, fresh fish - as in Alaska, fresh fish is the name of the game. bus or a tour bus as this is the way to experience the park to a greater degree
Day 8 - Depart Anchorage
Return your rental car at the airport prior to your departure
The Hilton Anchorage hotel is located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, an ideal location for walking to the city's most popular attractions.
A cosy motel located in downtown Seward, just a 4-minute walk from Seward Boat Harbour on Resurrection Bay. The motel offers a free shuttle service to local tourist attractions such as the Kenai Fjord, famous for boat trips.
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Set on a ridge just above the town of Talkeetna, the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge offers incredible views of the tallest peak in North America.
Scenic highway in Anchorage
Glacier bay Mountains
Kenai Fjord National Park, seward
Whale in Anchorage
USA Holiday Stopovers
Why not add in the 'Land of Fire and Ice' - Iceland -on your way to your holiday in the USA. We have put together a great stopover in Iceland for 2 or 3 nights which includes accommodation and the Golden Circle Trip which includes visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall, the geo thermal area of Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
If you are travelling to the west coast of America, why not add a couple of nights stay in New York which includes accommodation and tickets for the 'Top of the Rock' observation platform for an iconic view of the city skyline. This can be done either on your way out or on the way back.
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