TL;DR This trip has been on my bucket list for a few years. If you’ve never been, I’d highly recommend you plan on changing that. So far, it’s one of my favorite adventures and I’d definitely do it again.
Tom and I aren’t really into glitzy cruise ship vacations — we’re more get off the beaten path, mingle with the locals travelers. So when we decided we were going to do this, we knew we’d spend a lot of time on the road.
Since you can’t drive to Juneau, we flew in to spend a couple of days, flew to Glacier Bay and back, then flew to Anchorage where we picked up a Wrangler that would stay with us for the rest of the trip. From Anchorage, we drove to Kennicott, Fairbanks, Denali and back to Anchorage with a few short side trips to Talkeetna and Girdwood. 17 days and we could have probably spent another day or two.