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Whitehorse - Dawson-Juneau-Whitehorse - Advice Requested

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Whitehorse - Dawson-Juneau-Whitehorse - Advice Requested

We are planning a 2-week trip to the Yukon in mid-July.

Our tentative plans include:

Arrive in Whitehorse on a Wed: Visit with relatives and tour Whitehorse and near area for 2 days

Friday - drive up to Dawson, tour Dawson and area and enjoy the music festival (we already have our tickets)

Monday - continue across Top-Of the World HIghway, through Chicken, Tok, on to Haines Junction and Kluane National Park

Our travel plans are coming together nicely. But, we're still unsure of what our plans should be between Dawson and Haines Junction. Should we plan to stop overnight somewhere between Dawson and Haines Junction...if so, where do people recommend?

Thanks for your advice

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1. Re: Whitehorse - Dawson-Juneau-Whitehorse - Advice Requested

The first thing you need to do is to book accommodation in Dawson...it fills up fast!

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2. Re: Whitehorse - Dawson-Juneau-Whitehorse - Advice Requested

You can drive from Dawson to Haines Junction in one day but it would probably be 6 hrs or so, depending on how many times you stop and if there is road work........

Beaver Creek has a few motels and would shorten your drive a couple hours.....

From there are you coming here to Haines and then ferrying to Juneau and back to Skagway ?......sounds like a great trip, I would be happy to answer any questions you have along the way......

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3. Re: Whitehorse - Dawson-Juneau-Whitehorse - Advice Requested

Dawson to HJ via the Top of the World is almost 500 miles - the 176 miles from Dawson to the Alaska Highway takes almost 6 hours with some minor stops and lunch. The 12-mile detour to Tok offers the best accommodation choices (I usually stay at Young's Motel).

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