My husband and I will be travelling approx August 28/29 thru Sep 15. We are late 50's early 60's and enjoy the outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing and wildlife. He has been on Inside Passage Cruise (before my time) but I have never been anywhere in Alaska. At first we (ME) were avoiding cruises but we found a good deal on a southbound - Whittier to Vancouver cruise stopping in Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.
We have come up with the following plan:
Day 1 - arrive Vancouver
Day 2 - pick up RV and drive thru to Denali
Days 3-5 at Denali TEK campground/plans to shuttle/hike to Wonder Lake? and raft trip
Day 5 drive to Matanuska - hike and overnight nearby
Day 6 continue on to Seward
Day 7 fishing day in Seward?
Days 8, 9, 10 - Kenai Park, Homer, Coopers Landing
Day 11 - we need to have returned RV in Anchorage and get to Whittier - ship departs 9 pm
We wanted to experience the train and are thinking the White Pass out of Skagway
We can possibly add one more day to the beginning - just want to get the best overall experience possible. Oh - we're going to be on a fairly tight budget so we can only afford a few major "splurges"