My girlfriend and I are excited to be planning our first trip to the Northwest of the country and looking for advice on possible itineraries that would give us the best experience over the course of 2 weeks. We're in the very early stages of our planning and having a hard time deciding exactly where to go/ what to do. It seems like such a beautiful region with so much possibility!
Our initial plan is to fly in to Jackson, WY and spend the night there. The next three days would be devoted to exploring Yellowstone (we already have reservations in the park for two nights). The rest of the trip (~10-12 days) is pretty much open at this point, but our interest is making our way to the West coast and possibly hitting the Oregon coast/beaches, Portland, Seattle, and if time permits, Vancouver.
We'd like to enjoy some scenic drives, do some moderate hiking and check out some nature (wildlife, lakes, rivers, mountains, forests...) and enjoy some good food!
1) Do you have some suggestions scenic routes? must see sites?
2) Is there a "most interesting" way to make our way West (e.g. the "northern route" vs. the "southern route")
Looking forward to any advice or suggestions you might have!