Glistening tidal glaciers and majestic mountains are sure to capture your hearts and camera lenses on this 14-day camping adventure that gets you out of the tourist bubble and into the Great Outdoors. Spot an incredible array of wildlife among national parks, be charmed by historic towns enveloped in stunning scenery (Snow-capped peaks! Lush evergreens!), and camp in the remote Alaskan wilderness under a blanket of stars so thick that you can feel the curvature of the earth. You’ll soon understand and appreciate why Alaska is the only state to proudly depict a constellation on its flag.
Day 1 Anchorage
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Anchorage/Homer (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel along the coast of the Kenai Peninsula. Opt to enjoy a hike outside of Homer.
Day 3 Homer (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a free day in Homer. Opt to take a water taxi to explore Kachemak Bay or go for a hike.
Day 4 Homer/Seward (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to the Kenai Peninsula and explore the Kenai Fjords on a half-day wildlife and whale watching cruise.
Day 5 Seward (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a free day to explore Kenai Fjords National Park. Opt to hike to Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield, go kayaking, or wildlife viewing.
Day 6 Seward/Anchorage (1B)
After breakfast, travel back to Anchorage. Enjoy a free afternoon in Alaska’s largest city.
Day 7 Anchorage/Valdez (1B, 1L)
Travel to Valdez, a quintessential Alaskan coastal town surrounded by impressive mountains, and a great place to explore.
Day 8 Valdez (1B)
Enjoy a full day to discover everything that Valdez has to offer. Opt to go kayaking or hiking.
Day 9 Valdez/McCarthy (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel into Wrangell-St Elias National Park, staying in the small historic town of McCarthy. Surrounded by more mountains and glaciers than anywhere else in Alaska, every direction has a spectacular view.
Day 10 McCarthy (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a full day to explore Wrangell-St Elias National Park. Opt to take a scenic flight, go for a glacier walk or try ice climbing. Or choose to explore the ghost town of Kennecott, hike the Bonanza Mine Trail or the Root Glacier Trail.
Day 11 McCarthy/Tangle Lakes (1B, 1L, 1D)
Drive through Copper River Valley en route to Tangle Lakes, checking out the fishwheels (used for salmon) along the way. Camp under the stars in the remote Alaskan wilderness.
Day 12 Tangle Lakes/Denali National Park and Preserve (1B, 1L)
Journey to Denali National Park and look for a clear view of Denali en route, the highest mountain in North America, formerly called Mt McKinley. Camp just outside the park for a perfect jumping off point to explore Denali.
Day 13 Denali National Park and Preserve (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a full-day excursion into Denali NP to Eielson Visitor Center to take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Opt to get closer to nature with hikes, rafting or a scenic flight.
Day 14 Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage (1B)
Travel back to Anchorage. Trip ends on arrival to Anchorage.
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