My friends and I are planning a roundtrip from NYC to Yellowstone park this summer. Most likely there will be 6 of us traveling together so we can drive alternately. None of us has any road trip experience so we really need advices on planning this “trip of life time". We are planning to spend 12-15 days in total, is it enough?? because we are not sure about which is the best route? and which stops should we be making along the way? I tried to search info about this kind of trip and the result has just overwhelmed me. WE ARE SO LOST. :(...but I do know that we want to visit Yellowstone + Grand Teton + Mt. Rushmore, what are some other attractions??
Also, I was thinking since it's a summer trip, camping may work at some places right? That can save us on the budget but more importantly since we haven't done that before. For the lodges in Yellowstone, any suggestions? When should we book them since summer will be a high season.
I can only think of these questions so far but I'm pretty sure I have more. So please help us!!!!!!