We're interested to visit Alaska as a family of 6 which includes 2 fairly fit 65 year olds, 3 30 yr olds and a 7 yr old. Our areas of interest are wildlife, glaciers/fjords & day hikes.
Since this our first time to Alaska & perhaps the last for our parents, we have prepared the following itinerary based on blogs & online research. We intend to visit around the 2nd week of June. According to our research, Denali is not something that was high on our list given that it requires 12 hours travel from Anchorage and very long hours to travel within the park on a school bus.
Please help us out by pointing out some obvious aspects that we have may have omitted, places that are a must visit and any other suggestions that will make our first visit memorable. Thanks
Day 3 - 6 - fly to Anchorage & drive to Seward. Spend 4 nights to enjoy a 7.5 hour or even a 9 hour cruise in the Kenai Fjords NP (day 1), exit glacier & a 9 mile trek to the Harding ice field (2), Soldotna for bear viewing (optional, if it is possible to see them feed on salmon, day 3), Chugach NP for day hikes (time permitting) & kayak/paddleboard in resurrection bay to come close to bear glacier(? Perhaps the day we arrive from Anchorage).
Day 7 - drive back to Anchorage. Fly out of Alaska.