A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.
Anchorage: 36°/52°/Partly cloudy
Fairbanks: 32°/55°/Partly cloudy
If you don't want to drive your vehicle to Alaska for vacation or when you're moving, take heart. Cars, trucks, RVs and boats can be loaded onto a container ship in Tacoma and delivered to Anchorage for driving on Alaska's highways. The loading, voyage and unloading takes a week or more.
Drivers in Washington state who want to visit the Inside Passage and then head for the Alaska Highway have another option. They can put their vehicles aboard state ferries in Bellingham, Wash., and be taken to cities in the Inside Passage such as Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Haines and Skagway.
Haines and Skagway have road connections to the Alaska Highway. The ferry system provides a scenic alternative to driving the length of the Alaska Highway and its feeder roads in British Columbia and Alberta.
Elsewhere in Alaska, ferries provide transportation around Prince William Sound and between the Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak Island and the Alaska Peninsula. (The ferry system doesn't go to Anchorage.)
Some visitors drive to Alaska, put their vehicles on a ship and fly back to the Lower 48.