Here is our brief itinerary:Day 0: Arrive late night in Anchoragre.
Day 1: Leave early morning for Glacier Landing and Talkeetna.
Day 2: Spend entire day in Denali National Park.
Day 3: Drive south towards Seward. Hike to exit glacier.
Day 4: Drive to Portage. Half day glacier cruise. Drive back to Anchorage.
Day 5: Half day in Anchorage. Fly back
Where to fly?
Where to stay?
|You gotta have a Moose picture!|
Drive to Talkeetna
Denali National Park
|Mt. McKinley hidden behind clouds|
|Drive to Seward|
Drive to Seward
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
We took a stop at Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center. It is a small zoo. You pay a little entry fee and the tour takes about an hour or so, but you get to quite a few animals up close which you saw far away in Denali!
|View from our room at Seward|
Glacier Cruise from Whittier:
|On our Glacier cruise|
Where to eat?
What more to do?
- Train rides: Alaskan railroad is very popular and a luxury rail that runs across the Alaskan mainland. Since we were planning on renting a car and had a time crunch we did not opt for train.
- Fairbanks: Driving up to Arctic circle and then up to the Arctic ocean is also a check box time you may want to do if you go to Fairbanks. If you plan to visit in winter months, you may also get a chance to go see Aurora Borealis.
- Juneau/Ketchikan: There are quite a few cities which are not connected by road to the Alaskan mainland. You need to either fly to these places or take a cruise. Next time!