9 days in Yukon Itinerary

9 days in Yukon Itinerary

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9 days in Yukon Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  7​h
Haines Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Watson Lake
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Dawson City
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Edmonton

Haines Junction

Haines Junction ©
On the 13th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of The Way.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Haines Junction trip itinerary planning website .

Edmonton to Haines Junction is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Edmonton to Haines Junction, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in July; daily highs in Haines Junction reach 23°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Watson Lake.

Things to do in Haines Junction

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kluane National Park and Reserve ©
Kluane National Park and Reserve
Our Lady of The Way ©
Our Lady of The Way

Watson Lake

Watson Lake ©
On the 15th (Mon), look and learn at Northern Lights Centre and then make a trip to Sign Post Forest.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Watson Lake tour planner.

Getting from Haines Junction to Watson Lake by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Haines Junction in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Watson Lake. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Carcross.

Things to do in Watson Lake

Childrens Museums Museums
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Northern Lights Centre ©
Northern Lights Centre
Sign Post Forest ©
Sign Post Forest


Carcross ©
Carcross, originally known as Caribou Crossing, is an unincorporated community in Yukon, Canada, on Bennett Lake and Nares Lake. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Carcross Railway Station, make a trip to Carcross Desert, then learn more about the world around you at Caribou Crossing Trading Post, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Saviours Anglican Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Skookum Jim House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcross road trip planning website .

Drive from Watson Lake to Carcross in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Carcross can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dawson City.

Things to do in Carcross

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Carcross Railway Station ©
Carcross Railway Station
Caribou Crossing Trading Post ©
Caribou Crossing Trading Post
Carcross Desert ©
Carcross Desert

Dawson City

Dawson City ©
The Town of the City of Dawson, commonly known as Dawson City or Dawson, is a town in Yukon, Canada. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tombstone Territorial Park, then see the interesting displays at Dawson Firefighter Museum, and finally stop by Klondike Nugget and Ivory Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along 9th Avenue Trail, examine the collection at Dawson City Museum, then steep yourself in history at Klondike National Historic Site, and finally explore the galleries of Jack London Museum.

Start your trip to Dawson City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carcross to Dawson City. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Whitehorse.

Things to do in Dawson City

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Tombstone Territorial Park ©
Tombstone Territorial Park
Dawson City Museum ©
Dawson City Museum
Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site ©


Whitehorse ©
Surrounded by three distinctive mountains, and perched upon a frigid river, Whitehorse lives up to its reputation as "The Wilderness City." The capital, and indeed only city of Canada's northwest Yukon region has a reputation for its clean air, with one survey ranking it as the city with the lowest air pollution in the world.
Whitehorse is known for nature, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Miles Canyon, examine the collection at Yukon Transportation Museum, stroll through Bennett Beach, and learn more about the world around you at MacBride Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Whitehorse trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Dawson City to Whitehorse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Dawson City in July, you will find days in Whitehorse are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitehorse

Parks Nature Museums
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Miles Canyon ©
Miles Canyon
MacBride Museum ©
MacBride Museum
Yukon Wildlife Preserve ©
Yukon Wildlife Preserve