Trying to plan this years summer vacation. Last year travelled to Europe with my wife and spent a fortune but had a great time. This year would like to still see a lot of places but travel a little cheaper, so a road trip would be perfect. I will have 17 days to travel Planning for late June early July.
I am in the early stages of planning but this is what I have so far. Any suggestions or tips will be much appreciated.
Day 1. Leave Edmonton, Alberta, Over night in GreatFalls, Montana
Day 2 Arrive Yellowstone Park. I have not decided where to stay yet, I was thinking about camping, but didn't really wan't to pack camping supplies unless, I would use it in South Dakota also.
Day 3 Yellowstone
Day 4 Yellowstone for the day and Overnight in Cody, Wyoming
Day 5 Cody, Wy to Mount Rushmore
Day 6 Mount Rushmore and other sites, Bad lands, Rapid City, Deadwood etc
Day 7 Leave Mount Rushmore and begin travel to Grand Canyon, AZ. I will need a stop over in between, but have not decided (Help Please)
Day 8 Arrive Grande Canyon, Stay Over Night
Day 9 Arrive Las Vegas for 4 nights
Day 10 Las Vegas
Day 11 Las Vegas
Day 12 Las Vegas
Day 13 Las Vegas to Salt Lake City (2 nights)
Day 14 Salt Lake City
Day 15 Salt Lake City to somewhere in Montana for the Night
Day 16 Montana back home to Edmonton, Alberta
I have 1 day left over, should I extend a night in Yellowstone or Rushmore area in South Dakota.
Does this plan sound do-able, I know it's a lot of Driving but thats half the fun.
Any sights on the way that are must see, and any to advoid.