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Calgary to Anchorage drive

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 Drayton Valley
 Dawson Creek
 Fort Nelson
 Alcan Border
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Calgary to Anchorage road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Calgary to Anchorage. If you're planning a road trip to Anchorage, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Calgary and Anchorage. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Calgary and Anchorage. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Calgary
drive for about 3 hours

1:07 pm  Drayton Valley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:07 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

7:46 pm  Dawson Creek
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Dawson Creek
drive for about 5.5 hours

4:26 pm  Fort Nelson
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 3

8:00 am  leave from Fort Nelson
drive for about 13.5 hours

9:19 pm  Whitehorse
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 13.5 hours
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 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from Whitehorse
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:42 pm  Alcan Border
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

 Day 5

11:00 am  leave from Alcan Border
drive for about 6 hours

4:54 pm  arrive in Anchorage

day 5 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Calgary, Alberta.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Drayton Valley

Dawson Creek

Fort Nelson

Whitehorse  (5 answers)

Alcan Border

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Anchorage, Alaska.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Anchorage?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Moose's Tooth Pub & Pizzeria, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Simon & Seafort's  (2 mentions)
Glacier Brewhouse  (2 mentions)
Snow City Cafe  (2 mentions)
Orso  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Anchorage? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Anchorage?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Anchorage Museum  (3 mentions)
Kincaid Park  (2 mentions)
Chugach State Park  (2 mentions)
Bear Tooth Theatrepub  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Anchorage. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Anchorage?  (8 answers)

profile  Daniel from Durango asked:
Ski trip this winter, stay in Anchorage or Girdwood?  (3 answers)

profile  Alli from Texas asked:
Where to take an overnight trip out of Anchorage?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Anchorage.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Anchorage to Calgary drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Calgary to Anchorage. Or get a full Calgary to Anchorage flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Calgary well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Calgary!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,095 miles
driving time of 37 hours, 44 minutes
Anchorage is 2 hours behind Calgary
48 Calgary travel answers
5 Whitehorse travel answers
1 Alcan Border travel answer
41 Anchorage travel answers


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