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Alaska's National Parks

Alaska's National Parks: Denali & the Kenai Fjords

10 days
10 days
Group size1535 travelers
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Experience all Alaska has to offer, from fjords to mountains.

Majestic glaciers, unique wildlife, and pristine views do justice to Alaska’s nickname as the Last Frontier. Learn about the history of famous traditions like the Iditarod, and experience the beauty of both Denali and the Kenai Fjords National Parks. In small villages, and in the untamed wilderness, picture-perfect landscapes will appear around every corner.

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • 4 guided sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum
  • Denali National Park
  • Iditarod Headquarters museum
  • Alaska Railroad train ride
  • Kenai Fjords National Park cruise
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Fairbanks, Alaska3 nights
Day 1: Arrival in Fairbanks

Welcome to Alaska! Settle in to your hotel this evening.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Fairbanks
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome dinner

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Fairbanks this morning.

  • Stop at Golden Heart Plaza, a park located on the banks of the Chena River
  • Enter the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center
  • See beautiful flora and fauna at the Georgeson Botanical Garden
  • Step inside the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum

Please note: The stops along the guided tour may vary based on season.

This evening, attend a traditional Alaskan salmon bake welcome dinner.

Day 3: Free day in Fairbanks
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Fairbanks or add an excursion.

Riverboat Discovery Cruise & Gold Dredge Tour

From $165 per person

Denali, Alaska1 night
Day 4: Denali National Park via Nenana village
Included meal: Breakfast

Head to Denali this morning and on the way stop to visit Nenana village.

Then, stop by the National Park Visitor Center and eat lunch at your leisure before setting off on a scenic drive through the park.

  • Look for wildlife such as grizzly bears, moose, wolves, caribou, and eagles
  • See Denali, North America’s tallest mountain (weather-dependent)

Stop for free time to enjoy a late dinner on the way out of the park.

Anchorage, Alaska2 nights
Day 5: Anchorage via Talkeetna & Wasilla
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

On your way to Anchorage, visit two historic towns to learn more about Alaskan culture and traditions.

  • Stop in Talkeetna to enjoy free time to shop and eat downtown
  • Travel to Wasilla to tour the Iditarod Headquarters and museum to learn about the famous race

Then, continue on to Anchorage and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Anchorage
Included meal: Breakfast

Head out on a guided tour of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.

  • Walk through Earthquake Park, to learn about how the 1964 natural disaster impacted the city
  • Stop at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base
  • Venture downtown to see the Captain Cook Statue and salmon ladders (seasonal)
  • Enjoy free time to explore the city

Please note: The stops along the guided tour may vary based on season.

Seward, Alaska2 nights
Day 7: Train ride to Seward
Included meal: Breakfast

Hop aboard the Coastal Classic Train and enjoy a scenic journey on the Alaska Railroad as you travel to Seward.

  • Admire views of the coast and forest as you travel along the route National Geographic named one of the top train rides in North America
  • Ride along the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet and through the Kenai Peninsula
  • View massive glaciers and towering waterfalls through the large windows or opt to stop by the Vista Dome car, which has a glass ceiling and offers panoramic views
Day 8: Kenai Fjords National Park cruise
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Embark on a full-day cruise through the waterways of Kenai Fjords National Park to experience the panoramic glacial views the area is known for.

  • Float along the pristine waters on the Kenai Peninsula
  • Try to spot wildlife, such as birds and whales
  • Enjoy an included boxed lunch
Overnight Flight1 night
Day 9: Anchorage via Portage & departure
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell lunch

Drive through the Kenai Mountain Range, making a stop in Portage.

  • Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to learn about the organization’s animal rescue work
  • Stop at Portage Lake to enter the Begich Boggs Visitor Center
  • Soak in spectacular views of the Explorer Glacier

Continue on to Anchorage and celebrate your trip during a farewell lunch. Then, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Arrive Home
Day 10: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

Please note: This arrival time applies to east coast gateways. If you live in another region, you may arrive home on the evening of day 9.

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Hotels, flights & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Anchorage University Lake
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Anchorage University Lake

This modern hotel is located in the University neighborhood. Guests enjoy a pool, a hot tub, and a fitness center. Nearby you’ll find the Far North Bi...

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks

This contemporary hotel is located in the heart of downtown. Guests enjoy a restaurant, a pool, and a fitness center. Nearby you’ll find the Golden He...

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Denali Grizzly Bear Resort
Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

This rustic hotel is located outside of the Lemeta neighborhood. Guests enjoy a food truck court, a general store, and campfire circles. Nearby you’ll...

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Seward Windsong Lodge
Seward Windsong Lodge

This cozy hotel is located on the banks of the Kenai fjords. Guests enjoy a restaurant, a coffee and snack shop, and a complimentary shuttle to downto...

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