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Our family if 2 girls (ages 12 and 8), their grandma and us will be flying into Anchorage in Aug. we enjoy hiking and the outdoors. after 1 night in Anchorage we would like to drive to Seward and spend 2 nights there. We then plan to drive up to Denali and spend 3 nights there. On the way back we are thinking of driving to Valdez and taking the ferry to Cordova spending 1 night and returning to Anchorage through Whittier. Please advise if this itinerary makes sense in terms of sequence of places bring visited and days planned per city. Valdez and Whittier seem to be the only ways to get to Cordova. Is that an accurate assumption ? We are considering driving up to Fairbanks to attempt to see the northern lights if it makes sense. Please advise if we should fit any other must-do item on our list.

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