I'm from the UK and I'm planning my first ever shortish road trip for September this year. In fact, it's already booked :) I'm just looking for people who know the area or even live in the area to give me tips on what to miss and what not to miss if you can. Here is my itinerary (I only have 14 nights :( ):
8th of Sept - fly to Denver and spend the first night there.
9th - drive to Cheyenne and spend the day and night there.
10th - Drive to Casper stopping at anything worthwhile on the way. Stay the night there.
11th - Drive to Cody stopping at anything worthwhile on the way. Stay the night there.
12th - Drive to Yellowstone (hopefully the highlight of the trip). Stay at yellowstone for 4 nights (Any ideas on the best things to see and do here would be much appreciated. Can you go horse back riding and rafting here??)
16th - Drive through Grand Teton and Jackson to Idaho falls. Wanted to stay in Jackson but the motel prices just doubled for some reason, so we're staying in Idaho Falls.
17th - Drive to Salt Lake City. Stay for 2 nights.
19th - Decided to take the longer route back to Denver through the Dinosaur National Monument, Craig and the Rocky Mountian National Park staying somewhere on the way back.
20th - final drive back to Denver and spend last 2 nights there before flying back on the 22nd.
Does this sound like a good plan? As I said, any suggestions on things to see/do are greatly appreciated.
Also, has anyone done a similar trip in September, what was the weather like?
thanks alot for reading