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Tentative land itinerary-June 2013_input requested, please

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Tentative land itinerary-June 2013_input requested, please

After much help from this board, here is our tentative land itinerary. We will follow this up with southbound cruise on the Coral Princess:

Day 1: Fly to Anchorage, spend night in RV on lot at Great Alaskan Holiday's: http://www.greatalaskanholidays.com/

Night in RV on lot

Day 2: Do RV checkout, pick up supplies, drive to Seward. Scenic stops, Exit Glacier hike

Waterfront campground-Seward http://www.cityofseward.us/index.aspx?nid=864

Day 3: Kenai Fjords tour: http://www.majormarine.com/, Sealife Center

Waterfront campground Seward

Day 4: Drive to Talkeetna, flight tour of Denali? http://www.flyk2.com/denali-flightseeing/

Talkeetna Camper Park

Day 5: Flight tour if necessary. Drive to Denali, do stuff at visitors center, pick up bus tickets

Riley Creek Campground

Day 6: Bus into Denali, Eilson Center or Wonder Lake if the mountain is out

Riley Creek Campground

Day 7: Self drive RV into Denali? Hike Savage River Trail. Drive back to Anchorage and check RV in, trolley tour of Anchorage? Native Heritage Center if we have time.

Hotel downtown Anchorage, close to train station. Ship Creek Comfort Inn???

Day 8/Day 1 of cruise: Train down to Whittier, 26 Glacier tour http://www.phillipscruises.com/

Board cruise ship, Cruise starts

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1. Re: Tentative land itinerary-June 2013_input requested, please

Your itinerary looks good but since you're also looking for a hotel in Anchorage the night before your cruise, here's a suggestion to look into.

Someone posted in the past yr that they were paying a drop off fee to leave their RV in Seward. It wasn't an outrageous fee, maybe $300. Whittier is closer to Anc than Seward, so your fee would probably be the same. You could flip your itinerary and leave the RV in Whittier. The savings on a hotel for Day 7, meals, and 4 train fares would more than cover the drop off fee. The Whittier day tours leave around noon-ish so you could easily drive to Whittier after the Kenai cruise or leave Seward at 8am the next morning.

day 1 o/n at GAH

day 2 drive to Talkeetna

day 3 to denali

day 4 shuttle

day 5 stop in Talkeetna if your flightseeing was x'd on days 2 and 3. Drive to Williwaw campground, about 40 minutes south of anchorage to o/n. Or stop in Wasilla if you don't want to drive that far.

day 6 drive to Seward, do Exit Glacier

day 7 kenai cruise. Drive to Whittier 2 hrs

day 8 glacier cruise. Princess cruise

Something to consider, especially if it saves you money.

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2. Re: Tentative land itinerary-June 2013_input requested, please

Wow! Great tip!!!! Thanks, had not heard about the possibility of a drop off other than Anchorage

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