We are in early planning stages for mid June 2015 trip - active couple (early 50's) - right now general 9 day itinerary is roughly: landing in Anchorage getting car and heading to Girdwood - then to Whittier for glacier cruise --> Homer -->Mat-Su area maybe -->Denali (either staying in Talkeetna or Healy) and back to Anchorage. We like hiking, wildlife, flatwater kayaking, rafting, eating/drinking - my wife is not into fishing - so that is not a focus at all.
My big question of the day is what to do between Whittier and Homer. I know the glacier cruises in Whittier seem to end around 5:30pm or so - and do not want to rush the 4 hr drive to Homer after a long day. Russian River falls hike looks interesting. ? float upper Kenai. Looking at staying somewhere in between - ?Cooper Lake, ?Soldotna, ? another idea - my research brings up mainly places that emphasize fishing (which as I said, is not our interest on this trip). I also have nixed Seward from our list because there the emphasis is on Kenai Fjords trip and my wife does not do well at all with rough seas. Any ideas greatly appreciated.