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Bellingham, Washington to Anchorage, Alaska
Rail-Rental car-Ferry


Day 1-Friday
Board the Alaska Ferry in Bellingham this evening and sail north. Overnight on board the ferry.
Depart: 6:00 pm Arrive: --:--

Day 2-Saturday
The ferry is at sea passing the Queen Charlotte Islands. Overnight on board the ferry.

Day 3-Sunday
Arrive in Ketchikan today. The rest of the day is free. Recommended is a visit to the Totem Heritage Center. Overnight in Ketchikan.

Day 4-Monday
Take the ferry early today for Sitka. Overnight on board the ferry.
(departure times vary)

Day 5-Tuesday
Arrive into Sitka early this morning. The rest of the day is free. Overnight in Sitka.

Day 6-Wednesday
The morning is free in Sitka. Board the fast ferry for the trip to Juneau. Overnight in Juneau.

Day 7-Thursday
The entire day is free in Juneau. Recommended is a visit to the Alaska State Museum or an optional trip to Tracy Arm Fjord. Overnight in Juneau.

Day 8-Friday
Take the ferry this afternoon along the Lynn Canal to Skagway. Overnight in Skagway.

Day 9-Saturday
The day is free in Skagway for the trip on the White Pass Railroad. Overnight in Skagway.

Day 10-Sunday

Pick up your AVIS rental car this morning and drive north along the Klondike Highway. Whitehorse, Capitol of the Yukon Territory is worth a visit. The MacBride Museum near the river is recommended. Drive north on the Alaska Highway and overnight in Beaver Creek, Yukon.

Day 11-Monday
Continue north to Fairbanks from Beaver Creek. You will see the Trans-Alaska pipeline near Delta Junction, Alaska. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day 12-Tuesday
The entire day is free in Fairbanks. Recommended is a visit to the University of Alaska and the Museum of the North. The optional trip on the Riverboat Discovery is also recommended. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day 13-Wednesday
Board the Alaska Railroad this morning for the trip to Denali Park. The afternoon is free at Denali. Overnight in Denali Park.
Depart 8:15 am Arrive 12:00 Noon
Day 14-Thursday

The day is free in Denali for the optional shuttle trip into the park. Return to your lodgings at the park entrance this afternoon. Overnight in Denali Park.

Day 15-Friday
After a morning free in Denali, board the Alaska Railroad for the trip to Anchorage.
Depart 12:00 Noon Arrive 8:15 pm

Day 16-Saturday
The day is free in Anchorage. Recommended is a visit to the Historical and Fine Arts Museum and the free self guided walking tour of downtown. Overnight in Anchorage

Day 17-Sunday
Depart for Seward by bus or rail today. Likely there will be some time to explore Seward before sailing this evening. You will sail this evening from Resurrection Bay. Overnight on board.
Depart 8:00 pm Arrive -:-

Day 18-Monday
Cruising in College Fjord in Alaska’s Prince William Sound today. Overnight on board.

Day 19-Tuesday
Cruising in Glacier Bay today. Overnight on board.

Day 20-Wednesday
The ship makes a port call in Haines today. There is time to explore the town. Recommended is a visit to the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center or the optional excursion to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Overnight on board.
6:30 am to 9:00 pm

Day 21-Thursday
A full day port call in Juneau today. Overnight on board.
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Day 22-Friday
Nearly a full day port call in Ketchikan today. Overnight on board.
11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Day 23-Saturday
The ship is at sea cruising south on the Inside Passage. Overnight on board.

Day 24-Sunday
Arrive in Vancouver, BC this morning to disembark the ship.
Arrive 7:00 am

Cost estimates-basic trip

Item For 1 For 2 For 3
AlaskaPass Booking fee 85 85 85
Alaska Ferry 373 746 1119
Alaska Railroad 210 420 630
White Pass Rail 110 220 330
AVIS car Rental 600 600 700
Lodging Estimate 1120 1120 1275
Holland America Cruise 1600 2400 2900

Optional trips and tours

Location Tour Cost Estimate per person
Anchorage area Kenai Fjords Cruise-in Seward $145
Anchorage area 26 Glacier Cruise-In Whittier $150
Denali Park Kantishna Roadhouse $145
Denali Park Eleison Visitor Center Shuttle $37
Fairbanks area Riverboat Discovery $50
Fairbanks area Arctic Circle Air Tour $299
Fairbanks area Barrow one day tour $450
Alaska Railroad Gold Star upgrade $170
Anchorage area Cordova 2 day excursion $729

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