Planing on doing a road trip this summer to Bozeman from philly. We have all these spots we would like to see like Yellowstone, Badlands, and the Tetons, but here is the catch. We only have 9 days to do this trip (one week and two weekends). I only have 10 days of vacation so time for a vacation is only five days to save room for weddings and whatever may come up. It takes 31 hours to drive out there. That is two and a half days of just driving. Do you guys think it is worth it to do this trip with just 9 days, or wait till I have more time off (four years from now)?
We are also thinking of doing Utah or Colorado instead of Montana. Thing about Montana is her uncle lives in Bozeman so we could stay there saving us a lot of money. We hiked every state in New England last year so we want to get out west to hike, though we will be back to ADK's and the white mountains to check off a couple more high peaks.
Any input would be great!