Hey everyone, This is my first time on the site.
I'm planning a road trip later this month from my home in SE Pennsylvania to Whitefish, Montana. This is actually a one way trip, in which I am leaving my vehicle in Whitefish and someone will return it later in the summer via a road trip of their own.
I'm allocating 7-8 nights of travel to get out there. So. Does anyone have suggestions for routes? I was really hoping to hit Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Grand Teton, & Yellowstone (I know that these will all have to be day trips, not nearly enough to soak in the areas, but it'll at least give me a taste of the regions).
My biggest problem is finding how to get out "west." Once I hit Badlands national park the route is fairly self explanatory and connected. I just don't know what route is most interesting to get from Pennsylvania to South Dakota, essentially. I'm looking for that classic road trip feel.
(Note that once I arrive in Whitefish Montana, I have allotted an extra 4 days there to visit family - so I will already be seeing Glacier and the local area there.)
If anyone has any advice, it'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!