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We spent 3 weeks in Alaska in June 2017. If you only have 8 days to visit, here is what we recommend: Fly into Anchorage. Pick up a rental car or van (you may need two of them if traveling with 8 people). Head south to... More
We spent 3 weeks in Alaska in June 2017. If you only have 8 days to visit, here is what we recommend: Fly into Anchorage. Pick up a rental car or van (you may need two of them if traveling with 8 people). Head south to Seward spend at least 3 days in Seward. Visit Exit Glacier, the only part of Kenai Fjords National Park that you can drive to. Then take an all-day boat ride on Resurrection Bay to see Northwest Glacier and the rest of Kenai Fjords National Park. (We used Kenai Fjords Tours - awesome!). If you are fortunate, you will see awe-inspiring scenery, glaciers, sea lions, humpback whales, orcas, so many different types of birds, the ice field as you enter Northwest Glacier, and calving glaciers. We had an incredible day! Take another day trip up to Cooper Landing (about one hour north of Seward) for a full-day float trip on the Kenai River and Skilak Lake. We used Alaska Wildland Adventures. It was fabulous. While in Seward, visit the Alaska Wildlife Center. After your three days in Seward, head north for a day or two in Talkeetna. There are spectacular views of Denali and the Alaska Mountain Range. We did an airplane tour into the mountains - Awesome! We used K2 Aviation. There is a lot of good hiking in this area and lots to see and do in this little town. Then head north to Denali National Park and spend two days there. Take the bus tour to Kantishna, the only tour that goes to the end of the road in the National Park. We saw grizzly bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, lots of bald eagles, and small wildlife. If you have a clear day on this bus ride, you will have incredible views of Denali. Great hiking in Denali. After Denali, head back down to Anchorage and spend your last day here. There are many things to see and do in this city. Have a great time on your trip!