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Should we go to Juneau or Anchorage? Or perhaps another city? by mylomook on 12 April 2008 6:56pm
 
This August two friends and myself will be loading up a car and driving from Green Bay, Wi to Alaska. We have not picked a certain location in Alasaka as of yet, but we are in the process of researching. So far our plan is to go through Minnesota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia to reach our final destination: Alaska. We are hoping to be gone for about a week and a half, maybe longer, it all depends on when classes start up again.
So if anyone has any tips for traveling or places we should visit it would be very helpful.

Thanks,
Mylomook
 
Re: Road trip from Wisconsin to Alaska by peripatetically on 13 April 2008 12:29am
 
That sounds like a blast. Hope you're giving yourself enough time to actually see and get the feel of each major point alongthe way. Have fun and please report back.

Patty~
Maryland
 
Re: Road trip from Wisconsin to Alaska by mylomook on 13 April 2008 6:17am
 
Once we pick out the route we should be able to plan our time wisely. We want something that will get us there quick, but we also want to be able to see some amazing scenery. If anyone has any ideas, it would be appreciated.
 
Re: Any suggestions for driving from Wisconsin to Alaska? by christophertravels on 16 April 2008 8:02am
 
You must:
1) drive along the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper in Alberta.
2) Visit Yellowstone Nat'l Park in Wyoming.
3) While the Alaska Hwy from Fort St John in Northern BC to Whitehorse and beyond is easy and beautiful, the Cassiar Hwy from Terrace to Whitehorse is much more remote, spectacular and challenging.

How do you plan on getting back? Is this a one way trip? If it's a return trip be sure to return on a different route.
 
Re: Any suggestions for driving from Wisconsin to Alaska? by mylomook on 16 April 2008 5:01pm
 
We are going to drive back as well. Do you know about how long it would take to travel to Alaska?
 
Re: Any suggestions for driving from Wisconsin to Alaska? by christophertravels on 17 April 2008 7:07am
 
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/distance.html

I used this link to determine your trip is 4400 km, or 2700 miles. Madison to Anchorage. How far and how many hours per day are you prepared to drive?

700 km per day is a good drive, quite long. It'll take you almost 6.5 days driving 700 km per day at 100 km per hour.

For you non-metrically minded: 400 miles per day. 7 days driving 60 miles per hour. 7 hours of driving a day.

You've got a long haul ahead of you.
 
Re: Any suggestions for driving from Wisconsin to Alaska? by mylomook on 17 April 2008 7:27am
 
We were planning on driving anywhere from 12- 15 hours a day. Depending on what we want to see and how long we can stand being trapped in a car with each other.
I think another important question to ask would be: what is there to see and do in Alaska? Depending on where we go will depend on which route we take.

Amy lou
 
Re: What is there to see in Alaska? by christophertravels on 20 April 2008 6:32am
 
I've never been to Alaska. Check out their tourism guide. Check out a guide book such as Lonely Planet. with a car you have some flexibilty to see what you want to see. Just watch out for the Grizzlies.

Gasoline is expensive, and it'll be more again this summer. Some remote gas stations can charge more again.
 
Re: What is there to see in Alaska? by suzulu on 20 April 2008 2:13pm
 
Lots to see in Alaska, the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Some years ago I travelled with some friends from Calgary and then along the Alaskan Highway through the Yukon to Alaska. We took a boat from Haines along the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert, B.C. We stayed at campsites. All the informatiion I kept with routes, etc. is packed away somewhere - I will try and find it.
 
Re: What is there to see in Alaska? by Spursfan on 20 April 2008 4:15pm
 
Whereabouts do your friends live in Calgary? I have a whole stack of relatives (2nd, 3rd and 4th gen Canadian if not more) living in Red Deer which is apparently just outside Calgary.

We have never visited but hope to one day.
 
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