So my grandmother is talking a bunch of us to alaska for two weeks, I just realized how big the state is. What should I not miss?
The family is flying into anchorage but I could in theory fly in to another location. the plan is to spend one week in alaska and then one week on the coral princess cruise. I want to see as much as I can, and would like to take at least one camping trip maybe more. I am spending $3000 on a new Nikon D800e so I love photography, I'd like to see a grizzly and a polarbear but I doubt I'll be able to make it that far north in a week; I've heard the denses population of grizlies on the planet is somewhere south.
Any comments appreciated but here are some direct questions:
1. What should I not miss in Alaska on a 1 week trip (landscapes, best bang for the buck).
2. Any one been on this cruise? What excursions should I take?
3. I like driving beautiful road, and would like to take a loop to meet my family in denali. where should I fly into and what loop should I take for the best scenery.... figure I could drive up to 4 days (I love this part of travel, its not unusual for me to just driver 200-300 miles a day on a Vaca =).
What I'm into: photography, survival, nature... I could commit to a 2 day hike.
The state is so big I have no idea how to plan this, lol, please help.