Hi everyone! My husband and I are planning a trip from Atlanta out west and return. We're looking for some sites that we shouldn't miss if time allows. We're leaving Atlanta on Sept. 4 and plan to stay a little over two weeks later, so we're looking at about a 15-day trip.
Here's our rough itinerary:
- Atlanta to Badlands, SD
- Badlands to Mt. Rushmore
- Mt. Rushmore to Yellowstone
- Yellowstone to Grand Tetons
- Grand Tetons to Aspen (to visit a friend in Aspen for a night)
- Aspen to Denver (to visit family for two nights)
We're pretty adventurous and like to see off-the-beaten path sites. We realize this is a lot of driving, but we're fine with that. We typically make our hotel reservations on the fly depending on where we are. We are also open to camping along the way.
Does anyone have suggestions for routes to take or sites not to miss? We hear that the SD state fair will be going on at this time so are considering visiting that on our way through SD.
Any suggestions or insights would be appreciated! Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.