So here is my situation..
My Fiance and I have taken a week off of work from June 5th-June 12 to basically go on vacation. We are spending June 5-June 8 in Los Angeles, however, we are wanting to make this a "multi-trip" trip. So i'm having a hard time deciding between my other two options: Glacier National Park in Montana or Denali.
Last summer I spent a week in Glacier National Park and fell in love with it. My fiance wasn't able to go with me last year so she's never been and I would love to show it to her. However, neither one of us has ever been to Alaska. The only problem I am having is whether or not we will have enough time to really enjoy Alaksa.
Our flight from LA to Anchorage would be leaving June 8th around 9 PM and getting into Anchorage around 1:30 am, then we would have to drive 4+ hours that morning to get to Denali, so a good portion of the first day is gone (even though I'm sure the drive is amazing). Leaving to come back home would make us leave Anchorage around 11PM June 11th, so basically have all day the 9th, 10th and basically all the 11th to do stuff in Denali.
Flying in to Fairbanks is just to expensive, even though I know it's much close to Denali than Anchorage.
Can someone help me out. Would this be worth the time/money to go to Alaska with such short time? Alaska to me seems like a place you would spend 7-10 days at.
We love hiking, being outdoors, viewing wildlife, fishing and all that good stuff so Alaska is obviously the right place for that.
Could someone who is very familiar with the Denali area list somethings we could possibly do in these three days? I know doing the bus tour would be one but what else is there to do?