I am so overwhelmed .. just reading so much and there are so many choices ...
I arrive 1:30am the morning of July 24 in Anchorage and my cruise leaves from Whittier on July 29... I figure we'll rent a car on the 24th because we like the flexibility of being able to pull over where we'd like - as opposed to the train, which looks wonderful, too - but doesn't offer that flexibility. I'd love to squeeze in as much as I can but I don't know how to route it or what to prioritize. I'd like to see as much land and sea scenery as we can - including wildlife .. birds, bears, and whatever else comes our way ... I know that Denali is a priority and wonder if we drive that way, what else do we have time for? My cruise goes to Hubbard and glacier bay NP and then stops in Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan - so we'll be able to do some port excursions in those places, too.
I know there are lots of travel itineraries and i'm making my way through them .. I also know there are many helpful, experienced travelers who have been where I am now and lots of wonderful advice to share.
Thanks for your comments!
RachelEdited: 6:32 pm, January 30, 2013