Hey guys, new here! My girlfriends and I are finally moving to Hollywood in August to pursue careers in the film industry and we want to make a fun road trip out of our move! Coincidentally, my uncle will be taking his family on a road trip to Yellowstone around the same time, so we're going to meet up with him there. I just drove to Orlando in 20 hours straight and it wasn't too bad, but I think having time to sightsee along the way will break up our drive and create some awesome memories! Here is the route I have planned, which is changeable except we must be in Yellowstone by August 10th as we are meeting my uncle there for a 1 hour horseback ride and steak cookout from the Roosevelt tower hotel. Also, one friend is in a wedding on August 5th so we have to leave on the 6th at the earliest.
8/7 depart Detroit, arrive in onalaska, wi and spend the night
8/8 depart onalaska, wi early, arrive keystone, SD, explore a bit
8/9, hike mt Rushmore early, depart for Cooke city Montana, spend night in Cooke city.
8/10 visit old faithful, be at Roosevelt tower lodge by 3:30pm for horseback ride, spend night in Cooke city again.
8/11 uncle has stuff planned, spend night at lake Yellowstone lodge
8/12 grand Tetons
8/13 grand Tetons
8/14 depart grand Tetons early morning, spend night in salt lake city at friends house
8/15 depart slc early, spend night in Moab, visit arches at dusk
8/16 all day at arches, fiery furnace hike?
8/17 depart Moab early, take southern route that dips into Arizona see wave if win the lottery to get in, spend night in Vegas at friends house
8/18 walk around Vegas a little, leave for La around noon, arrive by 5
Does this sound crazy to you? We're recent college grads, so cost is a big factor. We don't need to see *everything*, just want a taste of the sights to break up our drive. Do you think our route is doable in the time frame?
Also, according to google maps, each of our destinations are about 10 hours or less from eachother, and we have 4 drivers so it won't be too difficult to drive that much I think.