I'm taking my family on a road trip to Yellowstone this month, but since it's the first time we are driving such a long way, I'm looking for help from the Forum. Our goal is Yellowstone Park only, where we'll have about 4 days - it's the road there and back that is confusing.
I was thinking of taking a Seattle-Spokane-Missoula route on the way there, since it's supposed to be faster, leaving home as early as possible, and covering as much as I can on the first day. If I won't have a second driver to switch, what is a reasonable distance we can cover with stops for food and gas, i.e. where along the way should I look to book a hotel for an overnight stay?
On the way back I was thinking of taking the other route - via Craters of the Moon, Idaho Falls, and then Yakima to Seattle, but the question is the same - where would be a reasonable location to stay for the night?
Any suggestions on Yellowstone must-sees are appreciated, too!