My husband and I would like to plan a road trip to celebrate his retirement. This would start in Louisville Ky with a stop in Racine WI to visit family. Interests are in nature with very easy hikes, small towns, and photography. We would like to see the following...Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Estes Park in the Rockies, then heading down toward Taos and Sante Fe NM. Taking back roads for any scenic portions would be our preference. Toyota Camry will be our ride and we have around a month to do this trip. We would appreciate any feedback on routes to take and other attractions along the way. What time of year would afford us access to all of these places without the threat of snow covered roads or cold temps? At this point we are quite flexible since retirement will be upon us.
Thanks for any help.