I am planning a trip with my wife and daughter(16) to Alaska in Aug (10 - 23). I need some help in figuring out if I should stay in and around Anchorage and visit the areas near Anchorage (Denali, Seeward, Kenai, Faribanks etc..) or should I include a trip to Juneau also. What are the things to do around Juneau? How may days should I keep for visiting the Anchorage area and how many days for Juneau? Or should I skip Juneau?
I also want information about tours which I should plan on taking:
Glacier tours: Any recommendations? from where?
Whale watching/Wildlife tours
Denali tours: Recommendations of places to stay in Denali
Fairbanks: What is there to see in Fairbanks and places to stay
Seeward: Planning to take a train from Anchorage to Seeward and stay there for one night? Is that enough or should I plan to stay two nights?
Not sure about things to do in and around Juneau so need help here.
Is renting a car a good options? I have heard that there are a lot of restrictions on where you can drive.
Is the coupon book useful?
I would appreciate any help.