I want to surprise Hubby with Alaska vacation (with me of course) for his 50th birthday. I have learned a lot already by reading all the great advice on this forum. I would really appreciate some feedback on our tentative itinerary. Primary Interest is seeing wild life (land and water) and Alaska scenery.
7/1 - Arrive ANC noon, pick up rental car, stay at Embassy Suites or Holiday Inn Express, get supplies and check out ANC (maybe Tony Knowles Coastal Trail).
7/2 - Drive to Denali, stay at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge or McKinley Chalet Resort.
7/3 - Shuttle bus in Denali
7/4 - Rafting or Hiking in Denali
7/5 - ?? Should we spend 1 more day at Denali? Head to Seward and spend 1 more day there? Or should we spend a day somewhere in between??
7/6 - Drive to Seward, stay at Holiday Inn
7/7 - Kenai Fjords Cruise 10:00 - 6:30
7/8 - Fish House Combo Halibut/Silver Salmon Charter 6 - 6 (Hubby loves to fish but I don't know if he would prefer Salmon or Halibut charter)
7/9 - Kayaking (not sure where) and Sea Life Center, drive to ANC, stay at Embassy Suites or Holiday Inn Express
7/10 - Flight leaves ANC 6:00 a.m.