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Itinerary on Kenai peninsula - what do you think?

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Itinerary on Kenai peninsula - what do you think?

Hi ! How does this look? I feel like I'm spending too much time in Seward, but maybe that's a good thing. Are there other towns you would recommend seeing? Kenai & Homer sound nice but they are a long drive. How would you spend the last 2 days so that we're not faraway from our night flight?

Tuesday

Arrive & hotel in Seward - need to find something - most everything already booked!!!

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Wednesday

Kenai Fjord Cruise - at least a 6-hour one

Wildlife Conservation Center

hotel in Seward?

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Thursday

in Seward

one of the top ten costal hiking trails in North America:

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Exit Glacier-

Dog Sled ride - Seavy's Ididarod

Alaska Sea Life Center

Lowell Point, Seward

hotel in Seward?

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Friday 7/26/2013

drive to Cooper Landing - hike to the Russian River Falls

hotel in Cooper Landing or Moose Pass maybe or Kenai?

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Saturday

The following is off HWY1 - Byron Glacier, and road tunnel to Whittier:

Maybe visit Jade Shop or Candle Factory, then drive to nearby Portage Glacier visitor center

Alyeska Aerial Tram in Girdwood maybe?

Late night flight home

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1. Re: Itinerary on Kenai peninsula - what do you think?

For the benefit of others reading this, the OP has started multiple threads about this trip with lots of previous tips and advice. Here is one of them:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g28923-i349-k65800…

OP - read the Top Questions about Alaska for the good reasons why it is in your own best interest to keep all your questions about the same itinerary together in one thread. ("Why keep all questions in one original thread?")

Edited: 20 June 2013, 05:48
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2. Re: Itinerary on Kenai peninsula - what do you think?

Oh, sorry! I was thinking it should be separate because it was a more narrowed topic, and so folks wouldn't have to wade through so much detail in my other post, but I will add it to the other one!

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3. Re: Itinerary on Kenai peninsula - what do you think?

The Wildlife Conservation Center is not in Seward but Portage. As for Kenai there is nothing worth seeing (my opinion). It is unfortunbate that you have omitted Homer, only about 175 miles away. There is alot to do here.

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4. Re: Itinerary on Kenai peninsula - what do you think?

We can sure add Homer if you think that is more interesting than Kenai. I'd like to see some Russian history sites. Is the drive to Homer scenic? What might be interesting to do there for a couple and a teenager, who don't fish (and who get bored easily!)? We like to hike, and we would have already done the fjord cruise in Seward, and the bear watching at the Russian river, so not sure what else to do.

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5. Re: Itinerary on Kenai peninsula - what do you think?

For a room in Seward I used Le Barn Appétit, just out of town on the Old Exit Glacier Road. Good food too.

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6. Re: Itinerary on Kenai peninsula - what do you think?

Homer would offer much more than the actual town of Kenai. On the way to Homer, you could explore the Russian church in Ninilchik - very pretty! :)

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7. Re: Itinerary on Kenai peninsula - what do you think?

>>>It is unfortunbate that you have omitted Homer, only about 175 miles away<<<

And that's 350 miles round trip. Unless there is something specific you are going to see/do, I would not say it's worth the time/effort.

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