We are two couple in our late 30's early 40's that will be traveling in Alaska July 16th-31st, 2013. We are all outdoor and nature lovers, so we want to hike, see wildlife and scenic views, and visit a couple of breweries. We do have one fisherman in our group who would like to fish in some rivers. We have rented a 28' RV from GAH from the 16th to the 28th. From the 28th- 31st we will be staying in Seward at the Alaska Saltwater Inn.
July 16- Arrive Anchorage 10:45 pm, stay night in RV at GAH lot.
July 17- Buy groceries, maybe have lunch at a brewery, head towards Denali. Stay at Brushkana Campground on Denali Hwy (or boondock in area)
July 18- Allow fisherman to fish a bit, check out Denali Hwy. Head to Denali, go to Visitor’s Center, camp at Riley’s.
July 19- Drive to Tek campground in Denali for 3 night stay. Explore park. I can’t seem to find when check-in/check-out at Tek is.
July 22- Leave Tek, head to Fairbanks. Check out brewery, botanical garden. Stay at campground in or near Fairbanks.....suggestions?
July 23- Go to Chena Hot Springs, tour geothermal greenhouse, ice museum. Stay there or nearby campground.....suggestions?
July 28- Pick up rental car and drop off RV in morning. Check out Anchorage Botanical Garden, visit another brewery. Drive to Seward, arrive by dinner time.
July 29-30- Take either a wildlife cruise or kayak trip out of Seward one day, and hike somewhere in the area the other day(Exit Glacier?)
July 31- Leave Seward in morning, flight leaves Anchorage at 3:30pm.
Should we move our Denali time to the end of our RV time to avoid Denali on the weekend? Didn’t know if that mattered, I assume Denali is busy this time of year whether it is the weekend or not. We would like to stay in campgrounds that have fishing or hiking if possible. Also any recommendations for hikes would be appreciated. I recently discovered that I am allergic to fish. Recommendation of restaurants in Seward for a non-fish eater.
Thanks for your help in advance!! I never plan a trip without help from the experts of the tripadvisor forums!