I am planning a 16 days' vacation to Alaska this summer.
I will be travelling with my wife and two young girls (2 and 5 years old).
Due to the young age of the children, and the fact that we will come all the way from Denmark, I don't the travel schedule to be too busy. Also, I would like to limit time spend on transportation.
My initial thoughts are as follow:
- One or two days in Anchorage to get rid of the jet lag and get settled
- 4 - 5 days at a wilderness lodge in Kachemak Bay (we plan to travel by plane back and forth between Anchorage and Homer)
- 4 days at Camp Denali in Denali National Park (we plan to travel by train back and forth between Anchorage and Denali National Park)
- Back to Denmark
As you can see, we are very much in doubt as to what to do between Kachemak Bay and Denali. We have thought about staying at one of the wilderness lodges at Kodiak Island or Lake Clark, as that could potentially be done without too much travelling, but we are uncertain as to whether that would be too much the same experience as Kachemak Bay.
Please let me have your thoughts.
As you may have guessed, we are looking for outdoor experiences.
Also, we would have preferred avoiding the travelling between Anchorage and Denali National Park, but consider Denali National Park a "must see", as we don't know, if we will ever return to Alaska.
Our children are used to travelling (we spent three weeks in South africa last summer).