Do you guys recommend any changes to the following itinerary? I'm planning to hit all the top ten sites shown here http://www.yellowstone.net/topten.htm except maybe Hayden Valley if I run out of time.
Also, I'm wondering if I split the nights in the lodgings right? Should I have less time in Roosevelt? If you recommend staying at a hotel closer to the airport on the first night since I arrive so late, any recommendations on a budget hotel?
June 9 - Flight Arrives 9 pm Jackson Hole, (lodging Colter Bay Cabin)
June 10 - Explore Grand Teton (lodging Colter Bay Cabin)
June 11 - Drive to Yellowstone and see old faithful area (Old Faithful budget cabin)
June 12 - Sight see on the top ten sites on the western half of the park including the Mammoth Hot Springs ( Roosevelt Roughrider Cabin)
June 13- Spend day in Lamar Valley looking for wildlife (Roosevelt Rough rider Cabin)
June 14-Drive back to Jackson Hole Airport stopping off at all the other top ten sites on the east side of park.
Should I only spend the 1st night June 9 at the Colter Bay cabin? I'm having a hard time thinking of anything to do at the Grand Tetons. My traveling companion is afraid of boats. Are the sights both landscape and wildlife better if I take a float on Snake River (would like to stay with traveling companion but don't want to miss out on something special)? We can only do easy to moderate hikes.
If I get rid of one night then I can take the loop Teton Bill recommended to me in this thread tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g28973-i480-k44961… . Would it be worth it to do that instead by cutting out a night somewhere? I live in Oregon and have been to Utah and Arizona so I'm not sure if its worth the extra drive (though some of TetonBills pictures did look nice.
Thanks a lot.Edited: 24 May 2011, 16:37