This is a first post, but I've been lurking here for a while reading all your informative and thoughtful posts.
My husband and I are planning a road trip this June with our six and four year old boys. We live about an hour south of Seattle. I know this is a lot of driving, but the boys are pretty good in the car, and they chose this trip over Disneyland. The older one, in particular, is a nut for dinosaurs, geysers, and anything science. We would love your input on our itinerary, particularly if there are any must-sees for young boys to add and/or if there is anything we should skip. TIA!
Day 1-Drive to Missoula overnight in hotel
Day 2-Drive to Bozeman See museum of the Rockies
overnight in hotel
Day 3- Drive to campground near West Yellowstone
* We know it would be better to camp within the park, but as this is a somewhat last minute trip, we're thinking we'll just find a campground near the west entry for our base camp. We have a small pop-up tent trailor.
Day 4-Explore Yellowstone
Day 5-Explore Yellowstone
*Thought about seeing the Tetons on this day but think that might be too ambitious
Day 6 Day trip to Virigina City
*Is this close enough to West Yellowstone to stay at the same campground?
Day 7-Drive to Missoula or?
*We'd like to break up the drive back, but we're flexible about where.
We could also probably add a day somewhere in this trip.
We don't have any reservations yet, so we're still flexible in that regard. We know much is booked, but looking online I've found some availability at campgrounds in West Yellowstone and also near Gardiner.
Thanks again for taking the time to share your wisdom with us.