Driving Tours

All of our Self Drive Tours, some of which also include travel on the Alaska Railroad, make Travelling around Alaska Independently an Effortless and Enjoyable Experience. Each tour includes accommodation, car rental and Expert Travel Tips to meet a Wide Range of Interests.

Alaska driving vacations planned by our Alaska travel experts map out independent road trips through this unique destination on the route of your choice with none of the hassle of booking lodging and side trips along the way. We can plan your Alaska self-driving itinerary and driving routes or customize your rail and road” vacation package while leaving you plenty of time for exploring Alaska on your own.

Do you like the flexibility of setting your own pace, stopping whenever you want and enjoying the freedom of the open road? Alaska visitors get a real sense of the size and grandeur of Alaska when they experience it on a “self-drive” or a “rail and road” tour of the 49th U.S. state.

                        Map of Alaska Driving Distances 

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Alaska Driving Distances and Time Traveling Between Cities

Miles/Time in Hours

Anchorage
Chitina (1) 
Denali (2)
Fairbanks
Girdwood
Homer
Seward (3)
Talkeetna
Valdez
Anchorage
250 / 4.5 240 / 5 360 / 6.5 40 / 1 225 / 4.25 130 / 2.75 115 / 2.5 300 / 5.5
Chitina (1)
250 / 4.5 415 / 7.75 310 / 7 285 / 5.5 470 / 8.75 375 / 7.25 290 / 6 120 / 2.5
Denali (2)
240 / 5 415 / 7.75 125 / 2.5 275 / 5 460 / 8.25 365 / 6.75 155 / 3.25 465 / 8.5
Fairbanks
360 / 6.5 310 / 7 125 / 2.5 395 / 7.25 580 / 10.5 485 / 9 275 / 5.25 365 / 7
Girdwood
40 / 1 285 / 5.5 275 / 5 395 / 7.25 185 / 2.5 90 / 2 150 / 3 340 / 6
Homer
225 / 4.25 470 / 8.75 460 / 8.25 580 / 10.5 185 / 2.5 170 / 3.5 335 / 6.5 520 / 10
Seward (3)
130 / 2.75 375 / 7.25 365 / 6.75 485 / 9 90 / 2 170 / 3.5 240 / 5 425 / 8
Talkeetna
115 / 2.5 290 / 6 155 / 3.25 275 / 5.25 150 / 3 335 / 6.5 240 / 5 340 / 6.5
Valdez
300 / 5.5 120 / 2.5 465 / 8.5 365 / 7 340 / 6 520 / 10 425 / 8 340 / 6.5

(1) Chitina – Gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
(2) Denali – Denali National Park Entrance
(3) Seward – Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park

Choose from 18 tours related to

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1699 / per person

See Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, scenic Richardson Highway and Valdez. This tour combines a classic Alaska train trip aboard the Alaska Railroad with an independent tour by car... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1449 / per person

This “Alaska On A Dime” self-drive tour is designed for the lower budget and features two popular National Parks, Kenai Fjords and Denali. Enjoy stunning drives along... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2379 / per person

Enjoy an in-depth active Alaska adventure! Drive through amazing scenery, raft and hike in Denali National Park, and ride the Alaska Railroad into the back country for a kayaking... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $1869 / per person

This Alaska family vacation and self-driving tour is especially designed just for families. The itinerary for this exciting family getaway considers Alaska’s distances and time... Read more.

Duration: 15 Days
Starting at: $3209 / per person

This classic Alaska self-drive tour provides you with a vacation to see the best of Alaska’s scenic highways and features three of Alaska’s spectacular national parks.... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $1459 / per person

This 2-day Kodiak Island Alaska tour combines exploring Kodiak by car, or a guided sightseeing excursion, and bear viewing alongside an expert pilot/guide. Kodiak Island has... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1264 / per person

Enjoy a “bucket list” Alaska salmon fishing experience on the Kasilof or Kenai River on the Kenai Peninsula in Southcentral Alaska, famous for its outstanding salmon... Read more.