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tour from anchorage to fairbanks

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tour from anchorage to fairbanks

we are going on a cruise to alaska this coming july and wanted some tipe if we should do a land tour after the cruise. we have some friends who did it some years agoo but couldnt recommend much. we are 5 ppl, including 3 small kids who love adventure.

any tips would be apriciated, also a "NO DONT DO IT" is fine :)

would prefer to do by rail then by coach.

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1. Re: tour from anchorage to fairbanks

It sounds like you need to learn about Alaska in order to determine what you want to see and do during a land tour. Borrow an Alaska travel book from your library. Read the trip reports from last summer to see what other families have done. A link to the 2011 trip reports is in the Alaska forum under Top Questions.

Your cruise will probably end in either Seward or Whittier, and you can catch the train or bus there to continue north on your land tour. If you prefer to travel to Fairbanks by train, it only makes a few stops so it shouldn't be too difficult to plan. But where to stop and for how long will depend on how much time you have, as well as your family's interests and activity levels. Links to the train and bus web sites:



I would always recommend a rental car over a train and bus. A car allows you to make stops for scenery and wildlife and for other places of interest along the way. Plus you will have access to other lodging options other than the hotels near the train depot.

Do a little research and come back with questions about specific sights or excursions that you are interested in. Good luck with your planning!

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