My husband and I (aged in our early 40's, fit and healthy) will be arriving in Anchorage on the 2nd of September 2014 about 0500 from Australia.
We then have a cruise departing (Whittier) on the 6th around the 5pm.
We would dearly love to see the Northern Lights but realize ths would be a long shot even if we made the trip to Fairbanks, given our tight schedule and the time of year.
We will maximise day trips on the cruise as much as possible but would really appreciate your advice on whether to go to Denali NP for a couple of nights or divide our time between Anchorage and Seward.
We love animals and would dearly love to see as much as we can in the short amount of time we have.
We also realize the 2nd will be a bit of a right off (due to a long flight ad we don't sleep on planes) and the 6th also with a trip to Whiitier.
Your advice would be very much appreciated so we can plan an itinerary where we see as much as possible but without spending the whole time travelling.
Thanks heaps in advance.