Two weeks in Alaska

 Doing a fly in and rent an RV in Anchorage. Would also work for me if I were driving my own RV.  I have often said, I would fly to Alaska, just to spend a weekend if I could afford it. Any amount of time spent in the north country is better than not going at all.

The following is just a suggestion of how I would spend my two weeks, everyone is different so it should be modified to fit their/his/her,  needs and wants. But this also means that a person has to get up in the mornings and get their day started early. But for a person in good health, that wants to see as much of Alaska as possible in a short period of time, it will work for most.

Day

1.       Pick up motorhome in Anchorage, stop at one of the many Anchorage stores and stock up on groceries, etc. Head on north depending on the time of day. Spend first night in the Palmer/Wasilla area, up around Houston or even in Talkeetna or that local area, if time allows to get that far north.

2.       Drive to Denali NP and spend the night

3.       Tour Denali NP on park bus. Spend the second night

4.       To Fairbanks with a short stop in Nenana. Spend night in Fairbanks

5.       Ride the Riverboat, drive out to see the oil pipeline north of town in Fox area. Spend the night in Fairbanks.

6.       Head toward Valdez. Take a break in Delta to see the visitorís center, visit  some of the locally owned gift shops, spend the night around the Paxson area or farther south, closer to Glennallen.

7.       Drive out to the town of Chitna, view the Copper River, perhaps take a salmon fishing charter at the town of Copper Center, drive on to Valdez and spend the night.

8.       Take the boat tour out of Valdez to the glaciers, perhaps fish for some salmon, if interested. In Valdez for the night.

9.       Catch the ferry to Whittier, a half day trip, give or take. Or Hit the road early for the road trip back to Anchorage. Spend the night in the Portage area.

10.   Drive to Seward, visit the Sea Life Center, enjoy the scenery. Spend the night

11.   Drive to Homer. Visit the sights. Lots of photo opportunities.  Camp out in Homer.

12.   Spend in Homer, just going with the flow and relaxing . In Homer

13.   Head north toward Anchorage, with stops along the way, perhaps the Russian River area, Soldotna/Kenai. Spend the night back in the Portage area or if the RV turn in time is early on the 14th day, go on to one of the anchorage campgrounds.

14.    Get to the airport in Anchorage and wish you had more time to stay. Start planning your next trip to the north country,  to include northern Canada, every bit as spectacular as Alaska.


Additional stops I would try to work in, due to my likes, would be a visit to Chena Hot Springs, north of Fairbanks, Eat at the Turtle Club, the Pump House or Two Rivers Restaurant in Fairbanks Santa Claus House gift shop in North Pole (I love the place and their fudge), Tangle Lakes just west of Paxson a few miles, Rika's Roadhouse State Park, near Delta, if time allows drive on over to Tok and take the Tok Cut off south to Gulkana area and Glennallen instead of using the Richardson Hwy south out of Delta Junction. Stop at the Worthington Glacier just north of Valdez. Lots of other stops to please every taste