We are getting closer to finalizing our alaska trip plans. I think i will follow your suggestions. Tentative Plan is as follows:
Day1- fly from austin to seattle (evening) and stay overnight in seattle
Day2-fly from seattle to juneau reaching juneau at 12 pm. Rent a car and stay in juneau
Day3-sightseeing in juneau
Day4-sightseeing in juneau
Day5-take the rental car from juneau to haines via ferry. Not sure how long the ferry will take? Any idea?
Day6-stay in haines, drive around to chilkoot lake etc
Day7-stay in haines, visit yukon
Day8-stay in haines, drive around to scenic places
Day9-fly/ferry travel to gustavus from juneau or then go there from haines? Can you suggest which one is easier given the distances and travel time? Stay in glacier bay national park that night.
Day10-spend the day in glacier bay national park. Take day trip to see the park. Return in the evening 4pm relax
Day11-in the afternoon travel from gustavus to juneau
Day12-fly from juneau to seattle stay overnight in seattle
Day13- fly from seattle to austin in the morning/afternoon.
Couple of questions -
1) Can you recommend some good places to stay in haines? Its going to be me, my husband and 2 and a half yr daughter. I am looking for a relaxing place to stay in haines. Hopefully not too pricey.
2) Can you recommend a good hotel in juneau? We will be renting a car in juneau.
3) Is it a better idea to go from juneau to gustavus or haines to gustavus given our schedule above?
4) Is it easier to take the rental car from juneau to haines on a ferry or just rent a car in haines itself for the stay there?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Any more advice or suggestions to tweak the plan would be awesome!!