We were going to drive from Iowa originally but have now decided to fly into SLC.
Lodging was just obtained last Saturday AM for YNP, so just thrilled we got in park lodging at this late of a date. Therefore the order/locations probably aren't the most logical.
July 5 - arrive in SLC approx. 4:00 PM. Get rental car and head north. At this time planning to stay in Idaho Falls, ID.
July 6 - up early, head east to Jackson and then north thru Grand Tetons. Stop at least once. Jenny Lake? Then on to YNP. We stay at Lake Yellowstone Hotel.
July 7 - ? We stay at Canyon Lodge this night.
July 8 - Stay at Mammoth Hot Springs
July 9 - I booked a "Wake Up with the Wild" or something like that historic Yellowbus tour. It will go to Lamar valley and I don't know if anywhere else. Its $170 so I wouldn't be opposed to cancelling it if that's possible. But could also keep it as scheduled.
We stay at Canyon Lodge this night.
July 10 - Up and head towards SLC. Will go thru GTNP again with another possible stop there. Open to suggestions. I know its about 8 hr drive minimum from YNP to SLC. I suppose longer if we take the more scenic route thru GTNP.
We stay downtown SLC this night near Temple Square, etc.
July 11 - 9:00 4hr SLC city tour, 2:30 PM 2 hr Salt Lake tour. 7:30 PM, watch Mormon Tabernacle Choir practice.
July 12 - Up early and drive approx 2 hrs east on Hwy 40 to where DH's grandparent homesteaded in the 1910's. Hopefully can drive onto or else walk onto the property. It starts about 1/2 mile off main road.
Back to SLC. Flight home leaves about 4:50 PM.