Hi. I've read through lots of the other posts on the site about the same route we're planning. They give great info, but I thought I'd post our route and ask for some advice. We're arriving Seattle in July and have 9 days where we'd like to head towards some of the parks further east, driving an RV (probably Cruise America). The route we planned is below, but we've been given advice that it's too tight and that we should cut out something, do less driving and more enjoying. We are travelling with 3 kids (2, 8 and 10 years). We don't think we can realistically do much more than 5 hours driving in a day because of the kids (we don't want this to be our last RV holiday).
We've been on some other road trips around the world, which may mean we should be looking for something different. It seems very often what I remember from a trip is a beautiful tree, a walk, a quiet time next to a lake fishing, the bagels in some remote place in Canada or something that seems we never really planned. We've been around Norway (where we live) and seen various mountains and fjords here, to Banff and Jasper (fantastic places) and spent 4 weeks driving in New Zealand (also fantastic). I guess we're hoping to find some of those moments and feelings again.
Enough talk. Here's the route we planned. What should we cut? I've been dreaming of going to these places my entire life, so cutting one or two of the three parks is difficult, but but perhaps necessary.
26th July (pickup) Seattle-Spokane (or there-about) (we'd be dependent on getting the car pretty early)
27th Spokane-Glacier NP
28th inside Glacier
29th Glacier-Bozeman (or some place north of Yellowstone)
30th & 31st Yellowstone
1st August Yellowstone-Grand Teton
2nd August Grand Teton-Butte (or somewhere)
3rd August Butte-Spokane (or somewhere)
4th August Spokane-Seattle...