I was planning on checking out the Washington National Parks next August but due to some changes we are now taking a trip from Vancouver to Jasper on the train and then on to Banff with my family. My husband and I have decided to extend the trip from my family and continue on to Glacier National Park.
I'm trying to figure out best plan in terms of where to stay for our days there. I know that hotels book quickly in the park and it looks like the hotels in GNP are pretty well booked up from August 7-11th (the dates we'd be there for). My initial thought is to spend a couple nights on the eastern side of the park, travel through the park, and then spend some time with a base on the western side. This way when we fly out we will be near the airport as well so no unnecessary traveling back and forth through the park just to fly. My question is does this seem to make sense, also how many nights would you spend on each side? We would be heading down from Banff on August 7th and then flying out on August 11th or 12th. We are a little flexible on that end. Thanks in advance.