I'm posting this on both this site and Denali, to get input on both destinations. My husband and I are considering an Alaska trip in late June/early July. We are not tour types. Here's my plan. Will it work?
Day 1: arrive Anchorage early morning, get rental, groceries, then drive to Healy. See the entry area of Denali that afternoon and possibly take a short hike.
Day 2: Take the shuttle bus in Denali, getting off at several places.
Day 3: Either take the shuttle a second time, getting off at other stops, or take some short hikes in Denali State Park.
Day 5 through 8: Take a fjord boat tour, fish, plane excursion (fish/bear watching), hike, explore peninsula.
Day 6: Drive back to Anchorage for late flight out.
Questions: Is this realistic? My husband is an avid fisherman, so I'm hoping he can do some river and bay fishing, perhaps with a guide we enlist through whatever lodge we stay in. Will the mosquitoes be horrible? What am I missing?