My fiance and I are planning a honeymoon in Alaska for this time (late June) next year. I've been reading a lot on this board - thanks for all the fantastic information! I've come up with an itinerary that seems like it would work, but would love input on whether there is something fantastic we're missing or (on the other hand) if we're trying to do too much! Neither of us has ever been to Alaska before, so any input on either end of that spectrum would be great.
Its kinda long, so thank you in advance for reading and/or commenting!
Day 1 - Fly into Anchorage, rent a car, stay near airport
Day 2 - Drive to Talkeetna - try to take an early flightsee trip. Drive to Denali, stay outside the park somewhere
Day 3 - Take earliest shuttle to Wonder Lake, camp there
Day 4 - Hike in Denali, camp at WL
Day 5 - Hike, Shuttle to Riley - camp there so nearer the entrance
Day 6 - Drive to Anchorage. Stay there or Girdwood. (We might be able to time this so this day is Summer Solstice - I read somewhere that a bunch of people hike Flattop Mountain? Is this worth doing?)
Day 7 - Spend a day in Anchorage/Girdwood - same hotel as previous night
Day 8 - Drive to Seward - stop at Exit Glacier, hang out in town
Day 9 - Seward - do a fjords boat tour
Day 10 - Drive to Soldatna, hopefully leave for overnight bear viewing at Silver Salmon, if we can afford it! (Pretty sure I want to make this happen even if we're eating pbj the whole trip!)
Day 11 - Return, drive to Homer - stay there
Day 12 - Spend the day/night in Homer (kayaking?)
Day 13 - Drive back to Anchorage - fly out, or spend the night and fly out the next day