My wife and I have been rummaging through this great forum. I have been able to get some great info while still need some answers!
Few of my questions are:
 We are vegetarians - will there be enough options for us in this journey?
 Renting car vs. RV?
 Which are the things we can avoid and add in our trip?
 How can we make this cost effect for budget travelers? Hotel are expensive!
 Great scenic drives/ photographic spots in our journey.
 Coupon books worth it?
 Weather and dressing?
Our itinerary is something like this from 23'Aug [Friday] to 31'Aug [Saturday] from Chicago -
[Day 1] Friday, August 23, 2013 >> 9.55AM - 1.50PM >> ORD to ANC
Unwind at hotel;
Get rental car;
Dinner at Bombay Deluxe Indian Restaurant - pack lunch and dinner for Talkeetna/ Denali.
[Day 2] Saturday, August 24, 2013 >> 8AM - 11.30AM;
6PM - 10PM >> ANC to Denali Via Talkeetna
Early Breakfast 7AM @ ANC;
Drive to Talkeetna;
Early Lunch 12PM;
1PM Flightseeing - 3 hrs;
6PM drive to Denali - check into hotel;
[Day 3] Sunday, August 25, 2013 >> 11.30AM - 3hrs+ >> Denali National Park;
Local drive around/ Relax at hotel;
[Day 4] Monday, August 26, 2013 >> Denali National Park;
Shuttle bus tour for DNP;
[Day 5] Tuesday, August 27, 2013 >> Denali National Park;
If we have energy do Mt. Healy Overlook Trail?
[Day 6] Wednesday, August 28, 2013 >> Denali National Park;
Drive around for photographic spots;
Final night at DNP;
[Day 7] Thursday, August 29, 2013 >> 11.30AM - 7hrs+ >> DNP to ANC; ANC; Day Cruise;
Check out of hotel;
Drive to Anchorage via Talkeetna;
Check in ANC hotel till Saturday;
Dinner at Indian restaurant;
[Day 8] Friday, August 30, 2013
9AM train to Whitter;
12.50PM Day cruise;
7PM train back to ANC;
[Day 9] Saturday, August 31, 2013
Relax/ local sightseeing/ Lunch at Indian Restaurant;
Prep for home;
Reach home Sunday Morning!
Thank you in advance for any feedback.