Kenai Denali Self Drive and Rail

10 Days from Anchorage

From $2,899 plus $299 taxes per person

This is the perfect vacation for those who wish to explore the Kenai at their own pace and enjoy the Luxury Dome rail travel between Anchorage and Denali National Park. This vacation can be added to any cruise.


  • Daily Departures
  • Self – drive – Kenai at your own pace
  • Kenai Fjords National Park – Day Boat Tour
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Luxury Dome rail
  • Anchorage, Seward, Homer, Denali Park, Fairbanks

Day 1 – Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage using your own arrangements and pick up a full-size car with unlimited mileage. (We use full-size cars because they are very stable and can handle your luggage)

Day 2 – Anchorage / Seward

Drive 125 miles to the picturesque town of Seward. The rest of the day is free to visit Exit Glacier. Included is a visit to the Alaska Sealife Center; Alaska’s only public aquarium and wildlife rescue. Built on the shores of Resurrection Bay, visitors have close encounters with sea life such as puffins, octopus and sea lions, all while peeking over the shoulders of marine biologists studying Alaska’s rich and diverse sea life.

Day 3 – Seward / Homer

Enjoy a full-day cruise through the Kenai Fjords National Park where otters, sea lions, seals, whales, puffins and birds abound. You will also cruise to a glacier and pause to watch for the sheer ice wall to “calve”.

Later drive along Cook Inlet, with its stunning views of the Chigmit Mountains, 175 miles to Homer, southern tip of the Kenai.

Day 4 – Homer

Today is free in Homer for fishing, a fly-out bear viewing excursion, a day-cruise across Kachemak Bay, or strolling the beaches and shops.

Day 5 – Homer / Anchorage

Return 225 miles to Anchorage at your leisure today. Points of interest along the way include Kenai, Soldotna, Portage Glacier and Mt Alyeska. Drop off your car tonight in Anchorage.

Day 6 – Anchorage / Denali National Park

This morning board the Luxury Dome Railcars for your trip to one of America’s great National Parks. You arrive at the park in the afternoon and can begin your exploration right away. Click Here  to view exciting Denali area optional excursions.

Day 7 – Denali National Park Experience and Options

Today enjoy the Tundra Wilderness Tour that travels deep into the Park. There is also time during your stay to schedule your personal exploration of the Park. Click Here for all the possible tour options you have to customize your stay in the Park.

Day 8 – Denali Park to Fairbanks

This morning if free for further exploration of Denali National Park. This afternoon reboard the luxury dome rail car for the journey to Fairbanks. On arrival you are transferred to your hotel.

Day 9 – Fairbanks

Board the sternwheeler riverboat Discovery this morning for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Included is a stop at an Indian village and a dog sled demonstration.

Day 10 – Depart Fairbanks

Depart for home today.


Departure Dates (2024) Double 3rd/4th Single
May $2,949 $1,399 $4,699
June 1 – August 31 $2,999 $1,399 $4,799
September $2,899 $1,399 $4,599
Taxes $299 $99 $549
* Prices are per person based on the occupancy shown.
* 3rd and 4th person rates are based on sharing with two full fare guests.
* All prices are in U.S. dollars.* Unless otherwise indicated, all rates shown are per person in U.S. Dollars, sharing double occupancy. All rates are subject to change.Unless otherwise indicated all tours are available for daily departure during the effective date range.We offer and strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation. Click Here for details and to purchase.
Kenai Denali Self Drive and Rail

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Anchorage, AK: 61.216300, -149.895000
Seward, AK: 60.104200, -149.443000
Homer, AK: 59.644100, -151.540000
Denali National Park: 63.540800, -151.724000
Posted in Alaska Ferry Cruises, Anchorage, Denali National Park, Featured Vacations, Independent, One Way Cruises, Self Drive, Seward, Small Ship Cruises.