First of all, thanks to all the great posters on this forum. I have learned so much just reading the responses to other questions.
It will be a road trip for my husband and I, leaving from So. Cal. We made late reservations, so we'll be hopping around the park a bit. That means we need to do a morning hike, check out at 11 & toss everything in the car, then spend the afternoon sightseeing and check in again somewhere else in the evening.
Friday night we'll stay mid-Utah, then spend the night Saturday in Jackson. Plan on spending some time in GTNP on Sunday.
Sunday night we're at Old Faithful Inn, plan do do a gyser basin in the morning Monday, check out, and do the other gyser basin in the afternoon and head toward the lake.
Monday and Tuesday nights we are in The Lake Hotel - no exact plans for those days, but since Tuesday is the only day we aren't changing hotels, we could do a longer day hike somewhere. Any suggestions?
Wednesday we'll check out the Canyon area and work our way North. Wednesday night we are in Gardiner; Thursday morning we'll do the Mammoth Hot Springs area and spend Thursday night in West Yellowstone.
We'll head south through Idaho Friday and spend the night again in mid Utah, then get home on Saturday.
Should I plan our itinerary more detailed? We want to leave room for spur-of-the-moment exploring.
Luckily we have a lot of room in the car for coolers, day packs, warm jackets, etc. Can't wait to go!