We have just booked our 30ft RV from 4Jun - 14Jun 2012, for our first trip to Alaska! We are a couple with 2 young kids (2.5yrs and 6mths by the time we travel), and will be travelling with my husband's parents. So 6 of us piled into a 30ft RV for 10 days... interesting!
We'd really appreciate any itinerary help for these 10 days. We pick up the RV in Anchorage at approx midday on 4Jun, and need to return it approx midday on 14Jun.
Our interests are primarily seeing the amazing mountains of the area, seeing the glaciers, doing short hikes, seeing some wildlife (from a distance!). We are all Australian, so are not too confident about seeing the Alaskan wildlife too close!! We're all pretty fit and active and able/willing to carry the kids in backpacks, though the intention of the trip is not just to hike the whole time. Some relaxation would be good too!
We'd prefer to minimise the number of pricey tours we book into, though we do realise that occasionally to get the most of out of an experience it would be best to do it with the experts. Another huge consideration we have is driving with young kids - we need to break up the driving where we can and try not to do stretches of more than about 3-4hrs at a time.
At this stage, the only ideas we have are:
- Seward for 2 nights. Hike Exit Glacier.
- Homer for 2 nights.
We would really appreciate any suggestions/advice! In particular, the general areas we should aim for (and for what length of time) and any good campsites we should consider booking early. But anything more detailed would be hugely appreciated too!
Thanks so much in advance! Angela