Our September road trip has been finalized and we have a couple of questions I'm hoping some of you can answer. Here's the itinerary:
Day 1: Salt Lake City
Day 2: Grand Teton/Yellowstone NP
Day 3: Glacier NP
Day 4: Spokane
Day 5: Seattle
Day 6: Portland
Day 7: Boise
Day 8: Salt Lake City
1) Since this is my first road trip renting a car, I'm wondering if anyone who has done this route or legs of it can recommend if an SUV is necessary. Knowing that a good portion is driving thru the Rocky Mountains and National Parks, it seems appropriate on paper too rent one, but no clue if it's necessary?
2) We have 1-2 extra days in the trip to use on any given leg. We're thinking of spending them in Glacier NP, and/or Yellowstone NP? Which one would you spend the extra day in? Also we're stopping in Spokane only to break that driving day to Seattle apart, but how hard/long is it to drive to Seattle directly from Glacier NP?
3) Any other roadside attractions/National Parks/off the beaten path interesting things to see that anyone can recommend are greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!