I'm going to make a last-minute trip heading west, starting Wednesday. I'm thinking of going from Illinois, via Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, and then end in San Francisco, where I live. I'll have to make pretty good time, because I need to be in SF in 9 or 10 days, but I want to enjoy the sights.
I'd love to see interesting things along the way, but I haven't really planned much. I definitely want to see some of the national parks...but what else are must-see's/ must-do's along this route? Should I mind the snow...is there much of it? Any tips would be appreciated!