Explore the breathtaking beauty of Yukon's landscapes on this 15-day tailor-made self-drive
History & culture | Natural world | Self-drive
Staying at simple yet comfortable accommodation you'll journey from Anchorage on Alaska's southern coast to the Denali National Park and Mount McKinley - the highest peak in North America. From there you'll travel through the heart of Alaska, stopping at a number of rural communities and sampling some of North America's most breathtaking wilderness before arriving in the Canadian territory of Yukon where you'll encounter spectacular glacial landscapes, incredible wildlife and historic gold-rush towns.
Day by day itinerary
London - Whitehorse
Upon arrival you'll be met and provided with travel documents and a travel guide. Collect your hire car and spend your first night in downtown Whitehorse.
Drive north on the Glenn and Park Highways to spectacular Denali National Park, home to Mt. McKinley - North America's highest peak. Stop en route in the quaint township of Talkeetna and join an optional flightseeing tour, guided hiking or perhaps a jetboat tour.
Spend the next day exploring Denali National Park, catch the Denali Park Shuttle Bus and jump off at wildlife viewing spots where you may see bear, moose, caribou and Dall sheep, join one of a number of optional guided hikes or head off on your own adventure.
Whitehorse to Marsh Lake
Stay: Inn on the Lake
Marsh Lake to Tagish
Stay: Southern Lakes Resort
White Pass & Yukon Route railway
Tour Whitehorse at your leisure before driving back into Alaska, to Skagway where you'll drop off your car. Stroll along Skagway's board-walks and have a drink at the famous Red Onion Saloon an authentic gold-rush era style bar.
Stay: Westmark Inn Skagway
Skagway to Carcross to Whitehorse
Your journey continue along the 'Top of the World' highway and into Canada to Dawson City, a historic Gold Rush town, once one of North America's liveliest towns. Dawson City is well preserved with original buildings and unpaved roads.
Spend a free day in Dawson City exploring. Optional activities include gold panning excursions and a night at Diamond Tooth Gertie's gambling hall. We also recommend a guided tour along the Dempster Highway for fantastic views of the Tombstone Mountains.
Stay: Westmark Inn Dawson
Make an early start for the scenic day driving to Whitehorse, the capital city of the Yukon.
Stay: Westmark Whitehorse
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Stay: Clarion Suites Downtown
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