My husband and I are planning a road trip from Wisconsin to the Oregon coast in early October. We have about 10 days to cover 4600 miles. Yikes! And we're trying to stick to a budget.
We'll be stopping along the way to see family and hope to follow this route:
Wisconsin to Sheridan, WY;
Sheridan, WY to Yellowstone National Park;
Yellowstone to Crater Lake National Park;
Crater Lake National Park to the Oregon Coast Highway;
Oregon Coast Highway to Seaside, OR;
Seaside to Portland, OR;
Portland to Richland, WA;
Richland, WA to Kalispell, ID;
Kalispell, ID to Going to the Sun road;
then to Great Falls, MT; and back to Wisconsin.
It's about 73 hours total, according to Google Maps. I realize we'll be covering a lot of area in a short period of time, but we want to see as much as possible in the time we have!
We'd prefer to "camp" as much as possible, but I'm not sure this is a good idea, considering we're going in October, and snow is possible? We're not super hardcore campers and would prefer cabins. We're trying to save as much money as possible on lodging!
I'm looking for recommendations of great restaurants we should try on our way, info on discounted (?) national/state park pass, good camping spots, any tips for traveling in that area in the Fall, and any other tips/advice!!