Finally we are making our long awaited trip to the US in September this year. We plan to fly from Singapore to NY. We are travelling with 2 kids aged 10 & 11 and would like to make the best of the time we have and see whatever we can. My husband has exactly 3 weeks off work. I wonder if a road trip all the way from NY to Mountain Home in Idaho (my sister lives there) is a little crazy so I need as much help as possible.
Here is a tentative plan:
NY 4 nights (1 day to get over jet lag)
NY - Boston 4 nights (to visit a friend)
Boston - Niagara Falls 3 nights @ Niagara
Niagara Falls - Chicago 2 nights @ Chicago
Chicago to Badlands/Mt Rushmore (this is my worry as we probably need a stop along the way) 3 nights
Badlands to Cody - don't know what is here but it seems a good place to spend the night
COdy to Yellowstone 3 nights @ Yellowstone
Yellowstone to Mountain Home Idaho - A few days rest before Hubby flies back to Singapore & I stay with my sister for a couple of weeks before flying home.
20 days 19 nights for the whole road trip to reach Idaho.
Please advice if this makes sense at all! We don't want to drive for more than 8 hours as it will be too much for kids & I have a bad back. Is it really worth the drive? We really want to go to Niagara & Yellowstone national park. Is there anyway to do it?
Where can I find resources of stops along the way & places to stay. Would it be better to rent a car or RV?
Sorry I have so many questions.
Appreciate all the help out there!!