We are currently in the process of planning a 3 week roadtrip kicking off around May 18 2020.
We have a few different potential itineraries but locations that are common to all are Yellowstone and Grand Teton. I suppose what really determines the final itinerary are considerations such as:
-whether Glacier National Park is even worthwhile visiting when the main road is closed
-driving conditions through Canada, and
-making sure that where we need to, we can spend a few days in each location.
We aren’t hikers (to give you an idea, we did Yosemite in less than a day but thought it was the best place ever!) and although i would love to hike in Yellowstone and GTNP, i am just too afraid of the grizzly bears (yes, I am THAT tourist lol). So if there are locations below that just aren't worth the travel if we aren't going to hike I am happy for this feedback.
-Fly into Canada from Australia, and road trip from Jasper down to Glacier NP and Yellowstone (possible options are to then head across to Rapid City or down to SLC)
-Forget Canada, fly into SLC, then roadtrip up through Grand Tetons/Yellowstone, across to Rapid City then fly to Texas and then home from Dallas (I question whether this will really fill 3 weeks though, and Texas is so vast, there doesn't seem to be anywhere adjacent we could include)
-option two, only heading from Rapid City to North Carolina and driving south down the coast (and then open to suggestions about whether a road trip to Texas is worthwhile).
I know Canada, and the east coast/deep south of USA are so amazing i just don't want to do them an injustice if they are really trips of their own!
Open to all suggestions as we are totally flexible! Previously we have done the west coast (twice), highway 1, Yosemite, Death Valley, Vegas (3 times), Tahoe (three times!), and the look from Phoenix up through Lake Powell and over to Zion... these trips were so magical we would do them again but feel like we should do something different!