I, my boyfriend and I will be flying to Anchorage on August 27th. Would appreciate any comments or suggestions to our itinerary. We are in our late 20s, and want to combine outdoor activities and wildlife viewing...
Day 1 (Saturday 8/27): arrive in Anchorage at 1pm. Pick up rental, drive to Seward (scenic stops Potter Marsh, Beluga Pt., Windy Pt)
Day 2: Seward - Fox Island kayak trip (day long)
Day 3: Seward - Fjord cruise / drive to Homer (is there time to also do a short hike on the glacier?)
Day 4: Homer - bear-viewing tour (with Bald Mt. Air?) Overnight Homer
Day 5: drive all the way up to Denali
Day 6: Denali bus tour (Kantishna)
Day 7: should we do another bus tour in the Park (Wonder Lake)? or day hike in the park (4-5 hours - any suggestion?)
Day 8: rafting trip (any suggestion? we would rather stay in the area and not drive too much / is it worth going to Matanuska?)
Day 9: anything else we should to in the area? another hike?
Day 10: Chena Hot Springs (is it worth one day?)
Day 11: drive back to Anchorage - overnight in Anchorage
Day 12 (Wed 9/7): flight back home
We haven't booked anything yet, so for now, this is totally flexible. Thanks for your help!