We ( I and my wife) are planning to travel to Alaska in June end ( around our anniversary). We have around 6 to 8 days. Based on what i read on this forum, 6-8 days are enough for two places and a first timer should definitely visit Seward and Denali :) So i am planning to shortlist to these two cities (spend 2-3 days at each of the places)
We are interested in seeing wildlife, nature, rafting, not that much into camping or hiking for that matter. Short hikes are OK.
Want to keep the trip as economical as possible (Isn't that the idea always :) . Using my miles for air travel and would be looking to book hotel too using points.
So here comes my list of questions:
1) Should i fly into Anchorage or Juneau? Since we are planning to see Seward/Denali which wud be a better choice? From the map both these places seem far off from Juneau.
2) What all is there to see at Juneau?
3) In Denali, based on what i understood, we should go all the way to Wonder Lake. Do we need to keep a car there?
4) I guess, the national park is 1 day affair or does it take more than that. What else is there to do there besides the park?
5) In Seward, one day would be spent taking the cruise to Kenai Fjords. What else would you recommend?
6) What are the best spots for rafting? This would be my 2nd time only so don't want to go to a level4 or 5? Level 3 is the max we can go on.
7) Can we sneak in another city? If yes, which would be you recommend?
8) I read that the road trip from Anchorage to Seward is really great. From the pictures i have seen the railroad seems to be pretty exciting too? Which one is recommended? Is the rail travel expensive?
Thanks in advance. All the help is greatly appreciated.