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Alaska 10 days, can I fit in Katmai, Denali and Seward?

Alaska 10 days, can I fit in Katmai, Denali and Seward?

Jul 4th, 2013, 03:01 PM
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Alaska 10 days, can I fit in Katmai, Denali and Seward?

Hello everyone,

We (my husband and 5y/o) are flying this month to Alaska arriving on a Friday night and leaving 10 days later on Monday night.

This is what is set already:
On Wednesday morning we are flying from Anchorage to Brooke's Camp (Katmai) and coming back Friday night.

So we have Saturday to Tuesday at the beginning of our trip and Saturday to Monday at the end of our trip to decide where to go. This is what is not set:
We are thinking of renting a car and driving to Denali on that first Saturday, drive back on Tuesday, so we can take our flight Wednesday morning to Brooke's camp.
When we come back from Brooks Camp, we would drive on Saturday morning to Seward and drive back to Anchorage on Monday for our flight back home Monday night.

How does this sound? Too much? Should we spend some time in Anchorage? Or go some place else?
Have you camped in Denali or did you find convenient lodging just outside the park?
Have you been to Brooke's camp (we are camping there) with a young child?
Any suggestions on Seward?
I would appreciate any advise you can provide. We have done many National parks before, my son can handle 3-4mile hike and camping. Alaska seems a different story though, so I want to see what you guys have to say.

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Jul 25th, 2013, 01:51 PM
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I just saw your post, so this reply may possibly be too late. Yes, I believe you can fit it in and the way you described can work. There is a bit of driving butthe driving to Seward and back is so scenic, it is wonderful. Just make sure you do the full day Kenai Fjords tour in Seward - a highlight.

PS have written about Seward and Denali with pics here if you are interested:
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