We will be landing in Anchorage in late August and have 10 days. We are trying to fit in quite a lot so I realize we cannot see it all. We are open to renting a car, (though we are open to train/bus etc) but do not want to drive for long hours every single day. Upon arrival we would spend the night in Anchorage and bike the coastal trail. Then one plan is to head to Sheep Mtn. Lodge for 1 night. Here is where I am stuck. I cannot decide if we should continue towards St. Elias National Park and Chitina. Then go to down to Valdez- take the car ferry to Whittier and back to Anchorage. OR- simply head south to Seward- Homer and explore just that area. What are the pros/cons of each? Shouldn't we see a national park while in Alaska? We like to hike, fish, kayak. Please help! We have 10 full days. Thanks!