Hello, I am planning Alaska land trip for four: myself+husband and his parents, age 38-72 for about 2 weeks and we want to rent a car. I have general idea what we want to do, but struggle some with the plan. I was thinking to split our time maybe between Kenai Pennisula and Denali. Thinking about flying to and from Anchorage but would also consider two different airports: to Anchorage/Fairbanks and then from Fairbanks/Anchorage. We will have 4 nights in Healy to visit Denali NP. We want to take tour bus there, fligh-seeing around McKinley possibly with glacier landing (not sure where from - would you say Talkeetna or from Healy would it be just as good?), do some hiking, maybe sled-dog demo and I am opened to any other suggestions and any details regarding those that I mentioned. Beyond that I am thinking about Katmai National Park and/or Kenai Fjords NP for marine life and bear watching... Not sure where we would want to stay - considered Homer or Seward, but would love to avoid big crowds... I also considered visiting Wrangell St. Elias NP, but maybe it is too remote... Plus cannot do everything ;) I was thinking about strategic places to stay, not have to move around more than 3 times during those 3 weeks, and what is the smart way is to break down the drives... We are big fans of wildlife and nature not too much into museums, etc. Love outdoors! We also prefer renting a condo/house when possible to be independent and be able to make our own meal.
I know there is a lot I am asking for to take under consideration, but I would REALLY appreciate anyone who can and want help me! Greeting to other travel lovers!