Driving to Alaska

Q: We are taking 30 days to drive round trip from Arkansas to Alaska. Is that going to be enough time to drive up and back and still see some of Alaska?

A: . I think you’ll find you will wish you had another week or two but it’s doable. Somewhat will depend on how quickly you travel through the lower-48 and onto the Alaska Highway. I’d guess that your schedule will allow for 12-14 days of exploration in Alaska. Not a lot of time. Major Alaska destinations that I would recommend would be: Kenai Peninsula (Homer, Seward, Cooper Landing), Denali National Park, Denali State Park/Talkeetna, Valdez and the Richardson Highway South of Glenallen.

My opinion, the most scenic highways in Alaska are the Glenn, Richardson, and Seward Highway. The Denali Highway is scenic as well but is a dirt road, remote and slow going in an RV.

Anchorage for restocking, repairs, and a little shopping enroute to other destinations. Based on the time you have, I don’t think I’d take the time to go all the way north to Fairbanks but it does make a nice loop.

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