My wife and I are in the early stages of planning a 2.5 week (+/-) roundtrip trip starting in upstate, NY, in either mid-May or mid-June. Our tentative destinations are Buffalo, Ann Arbor (via Canada), Chicago, Minneapolis, South Dakota (Badlands, Rushmore, Black Hills), Yellowstone, northern Utah (Logan), Colorado (Dinosaur National Monument and Rocky Mountain National Park) and then heading back east.
Curious to hear from the experts whether this sounds doable (assuming Yellowstone isn't still buried in snow) and what we might see/where we might stop on the way back from Colorado, presumably through Nebraska and Iowa. Also anything we're not hitting or should be avoiding on our tentative itinerary. The only stops that are set in stone, for family visits, are Minneapolis and Utah.
In a perfect world, we'd head up to Glacier National Park in Montana, but after agonizing over our map/atlas for a week, we just don't see how that's doable.
One thing that's puzzling us at the moment is where to stop between Rocky Mountain National Park and Omaha, which seems to be an awfully long haul.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!