My family and I (3 people, parents and 16 year old son) will be traveling to Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula in late June/early July and I would like input on our suggested itinerary. We love the outdoors, like to hike, trail riding, and fishing. We wanted to take advantage of the opportunities to do all of these activities while we were visiting Alaska. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am planning this trip on my own.
Day one (Friday, June 25)- arrive in Anchorage (3:30 pm), pick up rental car and go to Wal-Mart for supplies. Head out toward Renfro’s Lakeside Retreat (we will be staying here for the entire trip). Possible stops south of Anchorage are milepost 110, Beluga Point , milepost 96, Bird Point. (Any other suggestions of places to stop?)
Day two (Saturday, June 26) - visit to the Alaska Sealife Center and spend the day visiting the town of Seward, including a walking tour. (Other Seward activities that should not be missed?)
Day three (Sunday, June 27)- head over to the town of Cooper Landing for horseback riding, gold panning and a float water trip with Alaskan Horsemen.
Day four (Monday, June 28)- Kenai Fjords National Park boat tour including Fox Island.
Day five (Tuesday, June 29)- Exit Glacier/Harding Ice Field.
Day six (Wednesday, June 30)- all day halibut fishing charter with Alaska Coastal Ventures (previously Puffin Fishing Charters)
Day seven (Thursday, July 1)- spend the day exploring more of the of the Kenai Peninsula to include hiking to Russian River Falls, driving the Swanson River Rd. , visiting the Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center driving the Funny River Rd. a visit to the city of Kenai and possibly a drive on the Marathon Rd. (Other suggested hikes, Kenai activities?)
Day eight (Friday, July 2)-headed back to Anchorage for flight home, with a stop at Milepost 79, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center,