For travellers looking to explore a more remote corner of North America at a faster (and more active) pace, this eight-day journey through Alaska's vast vistas is just the ticket. Catch the state's greatest highlights including the imposing Harding Icefield, the enchanting Kenai Fjords, the jaw-dropping Denali National Park, and the charming town of Talkeetna. Go north and treat yourself to a week of scenery and smiles.
Day 1 — Anchorage
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 — Anchorage/Seward
Drive south through the Kenai Peninsula along one of US's most scenic highways, the Seward Highway. Pass between cliffs and ocean and through the Chugach National Forest surrounded by mountains. Hike one of the trails of Kenai Fjords National Park to the Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield in the afternoon to witness the size of this natural phenomenon in person.
Day 3 — Seward
Enjoy a free day for activities around Seward. Opt to take a scenic boat cruise through the Kenai fjords to get up close and personal with glaciers and marine life, hike through breathtaking scenery, or visit the Alaska SeaLife Center.
Day 4 — Seward/Talkeetna
Travel north to quaint Talkeetna. Visit the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Museum and learn all about this historical event. Opt to take a scenic flight over the area, float by raft or go further afield by jet boat on the Talkeetna River to learn about local flora, fauna and early settlers to the area, or stay in town to shop or sample beer from the local microbrewery.
Day 5 — Talkeetna/Denali National Park and Preserve
Head north and keep cameras at the ready for the stunning scenery on the way to Denali National Park. Enjoy a dog sledding demo, and opt to hike in the park.
Day 6 — Denali National Park and Preserve
Hop on a Denali NP bus to Eielson Visitor Center on a full-day excursion to take in the beautiful flora, fauna, and mountains in the park. Keep an eye out for moose, bears, and caribou!
Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
Day 7 — Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage
Free morning for optional whitewater rafting or hiking, then say farewell to Denali NP and travel back to Anchorage. Opt to join the group for a farewell dinner.