Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks Self Drive

7 Days from Anchorage or Fairbanks

If you’re looking for a fast and efficient way to see Alaska’s top highlights, this one week itinerary could be perfect for you. It includes Alaska’s two largest cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks, both with a ton of highlights and activities to keep you busy.

And of course, it includes 2 nights in Denali National Park, home to North America’s highest peak. As a self drive tour, you will also get to drive the entire length of the Parks Highway, a beautiful drive through Alaska’s vast wilderness.


  • Self – drive – travel at your pace.
  • Full Size Car for Six Days.
  • Upgrade to your own motorhome (Additional cost)
  • Wilderness Jetboat Safari in Talkeetna.
  • Denali National Park for 2 nights
  • Alaska Salmon Bake in Fairbanks.
  • Riverboat Discovery Tour in Fairbanks.
Riverboat Nenana at Pioneer Park

Day 1 – Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage on your own and pick-up your full-size car that will be your transportation to Fairbanks. 

Day 2 – Anchorage / Talkeetna

Drive 115 miles to Talkeetna. Plan to arrive in the early afternoon for a thrilling Jetboat Safari on the Susitna River.

Day 3 – Talkeetna / Denali National Park

Today’s trip covers 150 miles to Denali. Watch for great views of Denali while driving the Parks Highway. On a clear day the mountain is visible from the highway and there are designated viewpoints at mile 135 and mile 163.

Day 4 – 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. 

Day 5 – Denali National Park / Fairbanks

There is plenty of time for more park activities, as today you drive only 125 miles to Fairbanks over the Parks Highway. This evening enjoy the Alaska Salmon Bake (included).

Day 6 – Fairbanks Sightseeing

This morning you may want to drive to the Eldorado Gold Camp to explore Fairbank’s rich mining history. Your tour this afternoon is aboard the sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery. Included is a stop at an Indigenous village and a sled dog demonstration.

Day 7 – Fairbanks

Tour ends upon returning your vehicle to the Fairbanks airport.

Departure Dates (2024)
June 1 – August 31

Tour Booking Request

What Happens Next?

  • After making your booking request you will be contacted by an Alaska travel expert from Knightly Tours.
  • You can discuss the details of your trip. Including how long you have and the highlights that you want to include.
  • You can customize your trip itinerary by:
    • Adding or removing days
    • Adding or removing tours
    • Adding flights or a cruise
    • Just ask for other custom options
  • When you have your dream Alaska itinerary complete, you can reserve your space and make a deposit.

Call Directly

You can call Knightly Tours directly and Tell them you are interested in Booking a “Bell’s Tour” and they will help you out.

(US Only): 800-426-2123 extension: 222

International: (425) 998-5440 extension: 222


Reservations, Deposits and Final Payment.

A deposit of $500 per person required to confirm a proposal.  Unique, upscale lodges, guided sports lodges may require an incremental deposit of 30% of the total fare. You will be advised of this before you make a deposit on your vacation. Knightly Tours will be processing all credit cards. Final Payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Late arrival of final payment delays document delivery or may result in released or cancelled space that would be subject to cancellation fees.

Late Bookings

Bookings made within 75 days of departure require a credit card guarantee. If space is not confirmed no charges will be made to the card.  No space will be confirmed until this credit card guarantee is received.


All pricing is USD, per-person based on a run of house hotel rooms double-occupancy rate. Single, triple, quad and children’s rates are given on request when available. Package prices include all transportation, accommodations, sightseeing and courtesy transfers as outlined. Knightly Tours’ preparation / planning costs are also included. Prices are subject to change without notice and any surcharges imposed by suppliers will be the responsibility of the guest regardless of payment status.  Price breakdowns are not given on vacation packages.


All departure days of the week, dates and prices are published based on the most up to date information at time of printing. Knightly Tours reserves the right to alter dates, days of the week and prices based upon final schedules imposed by suppliers.  Knightly Tours reserves the right to substitute suppliers of equal or greater value at its sole discretion.


A $50 per person fee (maximum $150 per booking) will be assessed for changes made after receipt of final payment.



Documents will be sent electronically and will include all information.  If required vouchers that are needed will be included. Paper documents will be charged $50.  All documents will be sent 18 to 21 days prior to Knightly Tours first service.


Request in writing must be received within 60 days of completion of the trip for services cancelled or altered by the vendor. No refunds will be made on services that are voluntarily cancelled or changed by the traveler.

Cancellation Charges

The purchase of comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended. Please provide written notice of cancellation. The following per person cancellation fees will be strictly enforced:

Prior to 75 days before tour departure:

  • $100 Administration Fee, plus any supplier cancellation charges
  • 75-46 days before tour departure: 30% of fare, plus any supplier cancellation charges

      *     45-31 days before tour departure: 70% of fare, plus any supplier cancellation charges

  • 30-0 days before tour departure:  100% of fare

Travel Insurance – Strongly Recommended

Sometimes bad things happen to good people! Knightly Tours wants you to book and travel with peace of mind. We strongly recommend that you buy Travel Insurance, so you can relax.

Through CSA Travel Protection we offer you a travel insurance program that provides you protection from
Trip Interruption & Cancellation, Travel Delay, Baggage & Document Loss, Emergency Assistance, Medical Expense Protection and 24-hour Emergency Assist Line.

Guest Responsibilities / Physical Limitations

You are responsible for determining your fitness for any trip and must notify Knightly Tours at time of booking of any physical or mental limitations that would require special services while traveling.  Specific tours and air carriers have weight restrictions and surcharges apply.  Guests’ must give weights at the time of booking.  Avis car rentals require you to be 21 years of age and have a major credit card, for Hertz you must be 25 years of age and have a major credit card. Failure to notify Knightly Tours of the above conditions can result in loss of fares paid by the traveler to us. Guests booking airline travel will be required to give their full legal name and birthday at the time of booking.  No tour is confirmed until this information and deposit are received.

Immigration & Customs

Due to heightened security restrictions all cruise guests, and guest entering Canada should travel with a valid passport or Customs approved identification. All non U.S. citizens must a carry passport and appropriate visas.


All vacations are handled under the business management of Knightly Travel Services, Inc. (dba Knightly Tours), at 19119 North Creek Parkway Suite 108, Bothell, WA 98011 (800) 426-2123. Written notification of claims against Knightly Tours must be given within 60 days of completion of tour and suits must be filed in the Court of the State of Washington. Knightly Tours acts solely as the agent for various transportation companies and sightseeing contractors and assumes no responsibility for any personal injury sustained while traveling to/from or on a Knightly Tours vacation or for loss or damage to any personal belongings while on our vacation. Acceptance of Knightly Tours travel documents by agent or individual is considered approval of all above condition

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