You could take a northerly route through the UP, over to Duluth. You then have the choice of I-90 through Badlands and on to Yellowstone. I might suggest the I-94 route through North Dakota and Teddy Roosevelt National Park in Medorah, then on to Red Lodge, MT, over the Beartooth Highway into Yellowstone. From there head west to San Francisco, north to wine country, redwoods Oregon coast and on into Portland.
Another option is dropping down to I-70 and visit Colorado then on to Utah's national parks like Arches, Canyonlands and then west through Nevada/Lake Tahoe on to San Fran and picking up the plan above.
Lots of options.
I like the route thru the Badlands, Devils Tower, Cody, Wy, Beartooth and Yellowstone. All great places! You can easily spend 6 days/nights in Yellowstone and Tetons. When is this trip? If this summer, you will have no lodging open inside the park, likely. Stay in Cody for the musuems and nightly rodeo-- For YNP, check West Yellowstone for lodging. First choice outside of the park. Lodging in Jackson for the Tetons.
Drive thru the Badlands on the way to the Mt Rushmore area. Keystone is a good spot for access to Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park. Custer State park is awesome! Iron Mtn Rd and Needles highway are great drives... and the wild life loop is very cool in the cool hours of the day.
Mitchell's corn palace and Wall Drug are fun stops along the way.
I will be camping the whole trip any suggestions for that?
ahh... plenty of camping in the areas. Try Custer State Park for camping in that area. The park is just beautiful. Yellowstone has camping-- call and see if you can reserve spots there. Am too "old" for that camping nonsense now! lol so can't help with places, really, for that.
When is this happening?
We will be leaving on june 30th! And im looking at different options right now. I haven't been to the upper peninsula yet so wanted to go the northern route and get to Yellowstone after July 4th
definitely do some campground research and make reservations where you want to be. Stuff is very busy in the summer. And have fun! :)
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