We need to chose between renting a car vs. booking Rail/Coach combinations from Princess after our cruise.
My husband prefers driving and isn't worried about missing scenery as the driver.
We both like the flexibility of a car and making stops along the way.
Google maps says it's about 5 hours from Whittier to Denali.
------BUT - here are the questions:
1 ---- Is that the true timing or is it a huge amount more with traffic?
Princess reps say we will get stuck in a tunnel and stuck behind rail cars - is that true?
For example, the Princess coach bus from Whittier to McKinley, which is closer, is 6 hours - can we at least make the same timing by car?
And their rail is 9.5 hours - could the train be slower than car?
2 ---- Are the roads difficult to drive? Are they 'scary' - like are you on the edge of cliffs all the time (wouldn't bother my husband, but maybe me!) Are the roads as scenic as the ones the rail goes on?
THANKS for your help!!!! I've looked at some chats - you guys are great!!