Denali National Park | Credit: Travel Alaska / Michael DeYoung
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Alaska’s Mountains, Glaciers & Wildlife Self-Drive
Denali National Park | Credit: Travel Alaska / Michael DeYoung
Prince William Sound | Credit: State of Alaska | Chris McLennan
Denali National Park | Credit: Travel Alaska / Michael DeYoung
Talkeetna | Credit: David Mark
Turnagain Arm | Credit: Travel Alaska / Chris McLennan
Kenai River | Credit: Travel Alaska
Fairbanks Fireweed | Credit: Travel Alaska
Seward | Credit: Travel Alaska / Matt Hage
Alyeska Resort | Credit: Travel Alaska

Alaska’s Mountains, Glaciers & Wildlife Self-Drive (Tour code: 12509)

Starts and Ends
Anchorage to
Travel Periods
18 May 24 - 12 Sep 24
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Explore two of Alaska's most popular National Parks on this leisurely 9-day road trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks.


Enjoy a self-drive journey through the spectacular scenery and landscapes of Alaska.

Observe and photograph some of Alaska's largest land animals in the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre.

Board the 26 Glacier Cruise and venture deep into Prince William Sound.

Embark on a Wilderness Adventure Jet Boat Tour at Talkeetna.

9 days
AUD 6,439
per person, twin share
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All services are subject to availability.


Experience the best of Alaska's breathtaking landscapes and natural wonders with our carefully crafted self-drive itinerary - a top choice for first-time visitors. Designed to make the most of your limited time, this journey immerses you in the heart of Alaska's iconic attractions.

Begin your adventure with a scenic Prince William Sound cruise departing from Whittier. Glide through pristine waters, surrounded by towering glaciers and the majestic Chugach Mountains, as you get up close to the wonders of this marine wilderness.

Next, the adventure takes you to the Kenai Fjords, a land of glaciers, coastal fjords, and abundant marine life. Cruise through ice-filled waters, marveling at tidewater glaciers calving into the sea, and keep a watchful eye for playful sea otters and majestic humpback whales.

Venture to the charming town of Homer on the Kenai Peninsula. Explore its vibrant arts scene, indulge in fresh seafood at local eateries, and bask in the stunning vistas of the Homer Spit—a truly unique Alaskan gem.

Your journey continues with a visit to Denali National Park, where the wilderness beckons. Witness the awe-inspiring Denali, North America's tallest peak, and embark on unforgettable wildlife excursions, spotting grizzly bears, caribou, and other native species in their natural habitat.

This self-drive itinerary offers a taste of Alaska's diverse landscapes, from towering peaks to coastal wonders, all in one memorable journey. Discover the essence of the Last Frontier in a way that suits your schedule and interests.


2 nights in Seward at Seward Windsong Lodge
2 nights in Homer at Land's End Resort
1 night in Girdwood at Alyeska Resort
1 night in Talkeetna at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
2 nights in Denali at Grande Denali Lodge
9 days intermediate size car rental
Prince William Sound 26 Glacier Cruise including Lunch
Alyeska Scenic Tram Ride
Talkeetna Wilderness Adventure Jet Boat Tour
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre Admission

Day 1 Anchorage Seward

This morning, travel along the Seward Highway towards scenic Turnagain Arm, a body of water featuring the world’s second-highest tides at over 30 feet. Keep an eye out for Beluga whales chasing salmon in the bay or Dall sheep along the highway. From Porterage travel through mountain tunnels to the port town of Whittier. Board the 26 Glacier Cruise and venture deep into Prince William Sound, finding yourself so close to glaciers that you can “hear” them move and gaze at their brilliant blue hues. Discover several types of glaciers including Alpine hanging, Piedmont and Tidewater, plus watch for glacier calvings (broken pieces of ice that have fallen into the water and become icebergs). Enjoy a scrumptious lunch onboard. Following your cruise, it is an approximately 2-hour drive to Seward.

Overnight in Seward at the Seward Windsong Lodge.

Anchorage → Seward
Prince William Sound | Credit: Travel Alaska / Chris McLennan

Day 2 Seward

It's time to explore the city! Personalize your day by choosing one of the two Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight in Seward at the Seward Windsong Lodge.

Seward | Credit: Travel Alaska / Matt Hage

Day 3 Seward Homer

Continue your self-drive journey and follow the Sterling Highway, a designated scenic highway covering miles of spectacular landscape. Along the way view snowcapped mountains, active volcanoes including Mt. Iliamna, Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Augustine, deep ocean bluffs, excellent salmon fishing opportunities along the Kenai River, and a magnificent coastline.

Overnight in Homer at the Land's End Resort.

Seward → Homer
Homer | Credit: Travel Alaska / Brian Adams

Day 4 Homer

Homer “Halibut Capital of the World” provides you with truly incredible panoramic views of mountain ranges, white peaks, glaciers and the famous Homer Spit. Use the day to explore the area - kayak to a remote cove, take a scenic cruise and spot wildlife including whales, seals, sea otters and many shorebirds. If you prefer to observe Grizzly bears up close, take an optional scenic flightseeing tour to the Katmai Coast.

Overnight in Homer at the Land's End Resort.

Halibut Cove Homer | Credit: Travel Alaska / Brian Adams

Day 5 Homer Girdwood

This morning, drive north on the scenic Sterling and Seward Highways back towards Girdwood. Along the way we have included admission to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre which provides care and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife. Here you can safely get close, observe, and photograph some of Alaska’s largest land animals including moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears, muskox. Continuing to Girdwood, take an aerial tram up Alyeska Mountain for views of Turnagain Arm, up to seven “hanging” glaciers and the endless peaks of the Chugach Mountain Range. At the base of the tram is your overnight accommodation.

Overnight in Girdwood at the Alyeska Resort.

Homer → Girdwood
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre | Credit: Travel Alaska / Matt Hage

Day 6 Girdwood Talkeetna

Drive north from Girdwood along scenic Turnagain Arm, traveling through Anchorage and the agricultural region of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, to the small, picturesque town of Talkeetna. Talkeetna serves as a base camp for Mt. Denali climbers; the community of 857 residents is located at the confluence of the Talkeetna and Susitna Rivers. A turn-of-the-20th-century gold-mining centre, the town has retained much of its early Alaskan flavour.

Overnight in Talkteetna at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodg​e.

Girdwood → Talkeetna

Day 7 Talkeetna Denali

This morning, embark on a Wilderness Adventure Jet Boat tour. Stand in the splendour of Denali and the great Alaska Range from a spectacular vantage point on the Susitna River! The folklore, artifacts and a panoramic view of Denali in the Alaska Range combine to make this an unforgettable and unique Alaskan river adventure. After your jet boat tour, drive the Parks Highway north to Denali National Park, passing by incredible forest and mountain landscapes. You’ll have as much time as you like to experience the majesty of Denali National Park, take in the sights of the George Parks Highway or arrive at your hotel near the park entrance to take advantage of an optional excursion or a visit to the Denali Visitor Centre.

Overnight in Denali at the Grande Denali Lodg​e.

Talkeetna → Denali
Denali National Park | Credit: Travel Alaska / Michael DeYoung

Day 8 Denali

Personalize your day by choosing one of the two Freedom of Choice options below.

Overnight in Denali at the Grande Denali Lodg​e.

Denali Highway | Credit: Travel Alaska / Michael DeYoung

Day 9 Denali Fairbanks

Continue on the George Parks Highway north to Fairbanks. Accompanied by incredible forest and mountain landscapes, you’ll drive through the communities of Healy, Nenana and Ester - an old mining camp. Upon arrival into Fairbanks your incredible Alaska self drive adventure comes to an end.

Denali → Fairbanks
Denali | Credit: David Frankel


Alyeska Resort

Alyeska Resort is Alaska’s premier year-round destination, featuring over 300-rooms, many fine dining experiences, a saltwater pool, a ski mountain, a bike park, and the new Nordic Spa. With a charming chateau-style design, Alyeska Resort features eight floors with 301 spacious guest rooms. Whether summer or winter, Alyeska is the perfect base camp for endless adventure and relaxation. The resort is only 40 miles south of Anchorage, along the scenic Seward Highway.

Grande Denali Lodge

Denali National Park
The Grande Denali Lodge on Sugarloaf Mountain is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.  The interior design highlights the Alaska Native Heritage of its owners while it offers panoramic views of the surrounding Denali wilderness and the Nenana River canyon. You'll find the lodge is a very special place where you can truly relax, meet friends, share a meal, or simply take in the beauty all around you. Grande Denali Lodge offers spacious guest rooms with canyon or hillside views and a selection of Alaskan-style cabins with a range of creature comforts. Our Alpenglow Restaurant features New American cuisine with a focus on fresh Alaskan seafood and tender, all-natural meats combined with seasonal fruits and vegetables. 

Land’s End Resort

For half a century, Land’s End in Homer, Alaska, has been among Alaska’s most cherished waterfront hotels. Perched on the beach at the tip of the famous Homer Spit, Land’s End immerses you in the natural paradise of Kachemak Bay. View whales and sea otters right outside your window or shorebirds as they migrate the shoreline. Wake up to the sounds of the surf and the eagle’s antics. View sunrises and stunning vistas of the Kenai Mountains from your private deck. This Alaska resort hotel features a variety of lodging styles, including fully furnished beachfront homes, view-lofts and two-room suites.

Seward Windsong Lodge

Set alongside the Resurrection River, on the edge of Chugach National Forest near the Exit Glacier. Windsong Lodge is a tranquil retreat designed to showcase Alaska’s wild beauty. While the bustling port of Seward and vast protected expanses of Kenaj Fjords National Park are mere minutes away, Windsong’s peaceful setting and unique dining experiences offer a quiet and cosy escape after an exhilarating day of exploration. Our contemporary Alaskan-inspired guest rooms and suites feature a private ensuite, hair dryer, coffee maker, refrigerator, flat-screen television, telephone, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Set on a ridge just above the town of  Talkeetna, the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge offers majestic views of the tallest peak in North America. It’s the best of Alaska, outside and in. Outside, we’re at the doorstep for high-energy outdoor adventures in Denali and beyond. Inside, there’s a crackling fire in a giant river rock fireplace, and a carefully-curated selection of Native art in the boutique. Award-winning cuisine, the best wine selection in the area, friendly service—and a great night’s sleep! All rooms feature a full private bath, hair dryer, coffee maker, refrigerator, satellite television, telephone, and wireless internet.

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Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

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Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

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Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
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  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

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Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

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At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

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On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

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