After some juggling of reservations, I finally have my in-park lodging figured out. Now I'm seeking some itinerary help to help me get the most out of my Yellowstone trip. I will be traveling with my 9yo son - just the two of us - and we are ready for adventure!
I've been reading through the forums, but need some help with an itinerary. I want to hit the highlights, of course, and I'd like to do at least one trail -- in particular the Fairy Falls trail to see Grand Prismatic Spring from above.
We are driving from Seattle, overnight first in Missoula, then on to West Yellowstone. We plan to arrive Monday and may have some time in the late afternoon to enter the park. We will spend 3 full days in YNP before heading south to Grand Teton on Day 4.
Mon - arrive West late afternoon, overnight West Yellowstone
Tues - overnight West Yellowstone or Gardiner (any advice here?)
Wed - overnight at Lake Cabin
Thurs - overnight at OF
Fri - head south to Grand Teton
I would love any advice on whether to go back to West on Tues or stay in Gardiner. Returning to West would allow us to go back to our room without having the inconvenience of repacking/unpacking. But will Gardiner put us in a better position for starting Wed?
Hoping Pam will chime in here with a detailed itinerary. :)