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Need help with Itinerary for 7 days in June

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Need help with Itinerary for 7 days in June

This is our first trip to Alaska. We need help and advice. We want to visit Denali National park for 3 days then drive down to Seward and then want to get over to Juneau. can you ride the ferry from Seward to Juneau? We are wanting to see lots of wildlife. We love to hike but are not wanting to hike in Alaska due to the grizzly bears. So wanting to do other outdoor activities such as the dog sled and maybe the zip line. Wanting to see the beautiful alaskian scenery but really looking for advice as we are a little overwhelmed by all there is to do and how to get from place to place in Alaska.

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21. Re: Need help with Itinerary for 7 days in June

Prince William Sound tours are more about glaciers, Kenai Fjords Tours are about wildlife and some glaciers. You need to decide which is more interesting to you or do both.

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22. Re: Need help with Itinerary for 7 days in June

Ok. I have a more formalized Itinerary now based on all that I have researched. What do you think about this updated version?

June 4th arrive around 11pm in Anchorage. Stay close to airport since it will be 3am Eastern time and we will be exhausted.

June 5th. Drive to Girdwood. Stay at Alyeska Resort. Ride Tram. Do Winner Hike with Cable Pull. (My kids are really excited about this hike)

June 6th - Do the Alaska ATV Adventure to Eklutna Lake ( 4 hour tour). If any time left drive over to Whittier and hike the Portage Glacier trail. Stay again in Girdwood at Alyeska Resort.

June 7th Drive to Denali. Drive into park as far as we can with a car and do the hikes near the entrance. Stay at Denali Bluffs Resort

June 8th. Do Wonder Lake Shuttle Tour . Stay at Denali Bluffs Resort

June 9th drive down to Seward (Wondering if this is too much in one day to drive all the way from Denali to Seward.. based on what I have read it may be so would you recommend stopping for the night in Anchorage or Wasilla? Hotel booked at Seward Windsong Lodge.

June 10th do the Alaska Saltwater lodge whale and glacier small boat tour. stay at Seward Windsong lodge.

June 11th hike to Exit Glacier then drive to Homer (wondering if it is worth driving up to Hope for a few hours since we would like to see an old mining town. arrive in Homer. Stay at Ocean Shores Alaska.

June 12th Visit the Homer Spit. Thinking about taking the water taxi using Danny J to Kachemak Bay Park and do a hike. Stay again at Ocean Shores Alaska.

June 13th Drive to Anchorage to fly home . Flight leaves around 8pm.

Welcome your thoughts on the itinerary.

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23. Re: Need help with Itinerary for 7 days in June

Overnighting in Girdwood on June 5 and 6 has you backtracking. Girdwood fitis into your itinerary better as an overnight stop between Denali and Seward.

On June 5 do the ATV tour, then stay closeby in Wasilla or Palmer or drive 2 hrs further and stay in Talkeetna or Montana Creek.

Hope might be a nice stop on your last day as you return to Anchorage.

Sounds like a fun trip !

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24. Re: Need help with Itinerary for 7 days in June

Yep to yepcanada!

I suggest that you do everything north of Anchorage in one fell swoop & the same for everything south of Anchorage, rather than back-and-forth, back-and-forth. Our Ak roads can be unique experiences with lots of summer road work to constantly repair the previous winter's frost heaves, potholes & such plus other delays such as accidents on the Seward.

(Manitoba Maple, we miss you!)

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