We are four senior adults from planning a 12 day trip in September to Montana. We plan to fly into Billings, Mt on day one and on day two, travel by rental car to Belt, Montana to visit friends for four days and three nights. Beginning on day five, we hoped to drive from Belt Creek to Gardiner, spending days six and seven in Yellowstone National Park and then down to the Grand Tetons and to Jackson on day eight. From there, we hoped to travel over to Rapid City, SD to see Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. On day ten, we plan to drive from Rapid City to Little Big Horn and Custer Battlefield and on day 11, drive back to Billings for a return flight home on Day 12.
How aggressive are out plans? Can someone advise me as to where to stay along the way, things "not to be missed" at Yellowstone and elsewhere and offer suggestions of places to stay and/or dine? I am thanking you in advance of any ideas you may offer. I would also appreciate any suggestions regarding the yellow buses that offer tours within Yellowstone itself.
Thanks so much,
Dian in Savannah