Planning or first trip to Alaska for my family of 5 (Kids 17, 14, 12) for a total of 11 days. Our flight will arrive in Anchorage from Atlanta GA at around 6:45 PM on Saturday 6/26. We cannot pick up our RV until Monday the 28th so the first 2 days we will need to either base out of Anchorage or within reasonable distance. Mom and Daughter will be returning home on the 7/4 leaving 3 extra days for the boys (thought this would be focused more on fishing). So in a nutshell:
Day 1-2 (No RV) in or nearby Anchorage
Day 3 -8 (RV) Open to go anywhere
Day 9-11 (Boys only, focus fishing)
Want to try to get at much of the Alaska experience as reasonable without spending all the time on the road. We enjoy moderate adventure stufflike rafting, hiking etc.....
Here are my questions:
1) What to knock off the list that first full day near Anchorage. (Glacier Cruise????)
2) Should we tour both Denali and Kenai Penisula or is this too much to fit in. If doing both how would you fit it in given the above schedule.
3) What are the don't miss places or things to do.
4)If you had to spend the big bucks on a few excursions which way would you go and with who?
Things on the consideration list are:
5) Where should we stay those first two nights? (Anchorage hotel (maybe priceline) or spend the extra and go to somewhere like the Alyeska Resort?
This forum always seems to help so thanks in advance for those experienced travelers will to share.