We (3 adults) are planning a car trip for June 2014 and are trying to decide on two locations: one to see the Kenai peninsula and the other to be in and around the Denali area. We would like to spend 4-5 days at each location, renting a cabin with kitchen or staying at a lodge at each location.
I am considering Seward for the sea location because of access to sea life and glaciers and then I am not certain about where to find a location close enough to Denali but also access to other areas as well. We don't want to have to pick up and constantly move from one motel to another. Our objective is to be able to do day hikes in and around Denali, but not limited to Denali and then drive to Seward and take a cruise to glaciers and be able to view the sea life plus day hike in this area also. We may want to go to the Kenai peninsula first and then drive north. We will be flying into Anchorage and renting a car from there. Please advise.
Also from the mileage chart, the drive between Seward and Denali is about 375 miles, probably more than 8 hours with stops. Should we consider making that a 2 day trip? If so where should we stop?