My husband and I will be flying in to Fairbanks very late on Friday, Jun 19th and leaving in the late afternoon on Wednesday, Jun 24th. We are seasoned travelers and think nothing of packing two weeks of sightseeing into a couple days. We also like going to weird, off-the-beaten-path kind of places but considering we don't have a lot of time we may need to focus on a "must see" list.
Here's the itinerary we are thinking about, but would appreciate ideas and feedback:
June 20 - Drive to the Arctic Circle, probably up to Gobbler's Knob. I know there's nothing to see other than a simple road sign, but it's just something we want to do.
June 22 - Morning in Fairbanks (gold mine? dog musher museum? need advice), then drive to Denali in the afternoon and stay at McKinley Chalet Resort.
June 23 - Denali Park. Take the shuttle to Eielson Visitor Center and back.
June 24 - Drive back to Fairbanks and fly out in the afternoon.