This is a draft itinerary for a 2-3 week land trip for 6 adults (3 couples) for late aug/early sept 09. We haven't confirmed any dates yet because we want to plan around the Brooks Lodge reservations. We are aware a lot of places close around September 12th etc and the bears at Katmai are fat and furry in September.
Homer isn't a must. I would consider driving to Valdez and taking the ferry over to Whittier because I'm kind of interested in kayaking the Columbia Glacier, but the others think a 10hr kayak trip might be too long. Maybe we could do the kayak trip in Seward?
What do ya'll think of this plan? Sorry about the CAPS, I cut/paste the following info. This plan is definitely not set in stone so I'm willing to make big changes if necessary.
DAY 1. ANC- TALKEETNA
DAY 2. TALKEETNA (MAYBE STAY 2 NIGHTS USING 2-1 COUPON)- FLIGHTSEEING W/TALKEETNA AERO.
DAY 3. DENALI
DAY 4. DENALI (WONDER LAKE SHUTTLE)
DAY 5. DENALI
DAY 6. FAIRBANKS (RIVER BOAT/SANTA'S HOUSE)
DAY 7. FAIRBANKS (ARCTIC TOUR W/NORTHERNALASKA)
DAY 9. FAIRBANKS- GLACIER VIEW (TUNDRA ROSE BNB) VIA
DAY 10. ANC VIA PALMER REINDEERS/OXE FARM
DAY 11. KATMAI (BROOKS LODGE)
DAY 12. KATMAI
DAY 13. KATMAI (VALLEY OF THE 10K SMOKES TOUR)
DAY 14. KATMAI TO GIRDWOOD VIA ANC
DAY 15. GIRDWOOD (TRAM RIDE)
DAY 16. SEWARD
DAY 17. SEWARD (KENAI FJORDS FULL DAY TOUR)
DAY 18. HOMER?
DAY 19. ANC?
DAY 20. HOME?
Two couples have already cruised the Inside a few years ago. My hubby and I are cruising this fall and doing a mini land trip to Denali/Mat-Su Valley.
Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions.