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Yukon

Dempster Highway Road Trip

Dawson City - Dempster/Klondike Junction - Inuvik

Expect on your Dempster Highway Road Trip Itinerary

Landscape Landscape
Wildlife Wildlife
Security Security
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Culture Culture
Historical sites Historical sites
ACTIVATE MAP Stages2 km774 h/stage9.8

Best months to drive Dempster Highway Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Dempster Highway Road Trip in Yukon?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 113EUR drive & more 88EUR sleep & more 297EUR eat & more 168EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 553EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 665EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 135EUR drive & more 113EUR sleep & more 462EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 791EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 926EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 180EUR drive & more 150EUR sleep & more 660EUR eat & more 324EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,134EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,314EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 675EUR drive & more 175EUR sleep & more 88EUR eat & more 168EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 431EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,106EUR
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Dempster Highway Road Trip Itinerary

If you are looking for one of the most alluring road trips in Yukon, Dempster Highway Road Trip will surely meet your expectations. explorer will be especially content with this tour. The road tour runs through such places as Dawson City, Inuvik, and Inuvik. The route described in this article takes 3 days to complete, but travellers can easily complete it in 2. Of course, if you are tempted with the beauty of the region, you can always extend your tour. The average time that you will spend driving daily is 9.8 hours, and you have about 774km to travel. Sit comfortably in the driver’s seat and let’s hit the road!
number of days 3 number of days
route length 774 km route length
budget high budget
good for explorer good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level fair accident level
During Dempster Highway Road Trip, travellers will have a superb opportunity to admire picturesque natural gems. Owing to the fact that you will be passing through green zones during our journey, you will see multiple wildlife examples. If holidayers are expecting to encounter comfortable places to sleep, the accommodation options on the way do not offer top comfort, yet they still are value for money. Even if the journey is characterised by a lower security in comparison to other trips, caution is the key to staying safe while on the road. Holidayers should be prepared that the journey budget-wise owing to greater number of amenities. When travelling around Yukon, you should drive on the right and be mindful that the road conditions are characterised by a fair number of accidents. The period between June and August is consider for travelling in the region.

START Dawson City

Distance 774 km Driving time 19.6 h Pace: slow Airports YXY , FAI
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1 Dawson City - Dempster/Klondike Junction

Distance 40 km Driving time 0.6 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
scenic road junction of road trips interesting  historic site interesting cultural site accommodation options
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2 Dempster/Klondike Junction - Inuvik

Distance 734 km Driving time 19.1 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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  Inuvik

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Dempster Highway Road Trip Summary

We believe that our journey idea gave you numerous inspirations for your future holiday excursions.
The plan we’ve prepared can be used as a template that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with original highlights.
If travelling by car is your plan when exploring highlights around Yukon, there are a number of essential traffic regulations to follow and a number of things to keep in mind to make your journey safe. These tips will surely become useful for holidaymakers who are considering hiring a car or camper rental in Yukon.
In Yukon, there are a number of road regulations to be kept in mind while sightseeing. When moving around Yukon in a car, it is best to avoid alcohol at any expense. Tourists ought to remember that the permitted level of alcohol in blood is low and equals only 0.5‰. In order to avoid speeding offence, it is best to never exceed 80km/h, which is the maximum car speed inside the cities. Outside the cities, there is a possibility to travel at the maximum speed of 100km/h. Avoid exceeding the maximum car speed of 120km/h when driving on highways. It is best to equip your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit and drive with your headlights on at daytime to ensure proper safety.
How about the costs of the trip? The total cost of the whole tour are dependent on the budget option that you go for. A wide range of budget options is described below.
We estimate that the budget option when it comes to fuel to cover the planned 774km while travelling around Yukon can cost around 88 EUR. Holidaymakers will have to spend the average of up to 297 EUR on budget accommodation. Holidaymakers should also remember about the fact that they will spend approximately 168 EUR for food and restaurants in this option. Travellers will have to pay about 113 EUR if they choose the cheapest car rental option as well. Thus, you can expect the travel expenses to be roughly 553 EUR without vehicle rental and 665 EUR with car hire.
When it comes to the standard offer, you have to spend the maximum of 88 EUR to cover the planned stages of the road trip. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should remember that the expenses can amount up to more or less 462 EUR. When opting for this option, take into consideration that the food and restaurants within this range will cost around 216 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard rental vehicle should expect a cost of roughly 135 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay about 926 EUR for the whole itinerary, whereas those who are not interested in car hire will spend around 791 EUR.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will live up to the expectations of the most demanding tourists. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay more or less 1,314 EUR for the whole itinerary, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle hire will spend about 1,134 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the road trip in a premium rental vehicle should expect a cost of around 180 EUR. If you are interested in the highest comfort of the itinerary, you will pay about 150 EUR for fuel. Holidayers who would like to go for top services in all aspects of their trip should expect to pay approximately 324 EUR for restaurants and food and roughly 660 EUR for overnight stays.
Our trip is also superb for camper fans. When it comes to this travel means, it costs approximately 675 EUR. You will spend more or less 175 EUR on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the itinerary. Travellers who choose camper hire should expect to pay around 88 EUR for overnight stays and approximately 168 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section shows all the presented details in a straightforward way.
The best travel opportunity when exploring the part of Yukon described in our itinerary idea is between June and August. There are multiple thrilling scenic drives and road trips that we offer on our website if you’d like to see other of our road trip ideas. The broad spectrum of options will surely match up the expectations of the most demanding drivers.

Facts for safer driving in Yukon

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 80 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 100 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher yes
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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