I am still working on a trip to Alaska for Auust 2013. Although I have had to cut things down owing to cost issues!!
We will then fly to Gustavus for 2 nights at Glacier Bay and the day trip to Glacier Bay. Then fly to Anchorage for one night, catch train to Denali NP staying at McKinley Cabins for 3 nights and getting shuttle buses into tthe National Park on 2 days.
Then train back to Anchorage and fly home.
My questions are;
would just 2 nights in Juneau be sufficient or would 3 be much better to allow for whale watching on a calmer day?
As we won't have a car how will we get from our Denali hotel to the shuttle buses into the park, I am struggling to picture the layout of the area!
Thank you all for the help I was given a couple of months ago. We have decided against a cruise and are missing Seward as I think Juneau/Glacier Bay might give us similar experiences.
My plan to stay at a lodge in Denali NP has gone as simply too expensive, although not a perfect substitute I hope 2 days on the shuttle buses and staying outside the park will still allow us to experience the area. If this is simply unworkable then I might try to put a bear viewing trip back into the plan........at the moment this is missing due to cost/dates when the bears are at different locations etc
Any thoughts fom experts/ fellow travellers would be appreciated as always