My nephew wants to go to Alaska for his graduation trip. We were thinking of spending about 4-5 days. Any suggestions on what to do or where to start?
What dates? What are his main interests in going to Alaska?
4-5 days is a pretty short trip for Alaska. If you can add any more time, you won't regret it.
the end of May - First part of June....He likes hunting fishing, anything outdoors.
If you are considering the north, then you might fly directly into ANchorage, and you are then only about forty miles from Alaska.
Sooooo, if you are considering fishing, it is just getting started in the far south of Alaska around Ketchikan.
You could rent a boat for a couple of days and try your luck around there. I have caught king salmon and halibut around POW island at that time of year. This would entail sorting out the logistics of getting out to Prince of Wales Island and back. There are several full service fishing lodges around there but they are pretty pricey and usually have a minimum of several days.
Most of the hunting in Alaska takes place in the early fall, but you could consider a spring bear hunt on POW.
That starts mid May, but again involves several days, mostly guided, and therefore several thousand dollars, even before processing and shipping fees.
Realistic thinking should be for about two weeks minimum to visit one or the other of our two states.
More info is needed and at least you haven't made the all too common error of "this will be our only visit to Alaska" like so many on these boards have done!
We are here to help you make this, your first visit to Alaska, so memorable that you will at least wish to return, many times!
You have a very lucky graduate if you are willing to take him on such a trip!
Here are 2 thoughts on this trip.
1) If outdoor activities are important consider scheduling the trip for later in the year.
2)IMO -4-5 days is not nearly enough time for the trip. If you read prior postings you will get an idea of both things to do, when to do them and the time needed for what you want to do..
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