My bf and I are planning a road trip from the SF Bay Area, CA to Yellowstone/Grand Tetons in mid-July and would love some suggestions! We have a place to stay in Jackson Hole and plan on using that as a base camp, and otherwise definitely want to keep things as low-cost as possible (we're broke-ish 20-somethings).
We have about 12 days for the trip (including driving days). How many days would you suggest spending in Yellowstone, and how much at the Grand Tetons?
Would it be smart to camp a few nights in Yellowstone, rather than driving up from Jackson Hole everyday? If anyone has a camping site they think would be great (and still available), please share!
Finally, there's so much to see in both places, and I know we probably won't be able to fit everything in with the limited number of days we have. So, what do you think are the you-must-see-this-or-you-may-as-well-have-stayed-home things to see/do?
We're obviously in the very early stages of planning this semi-impromptu trip, so I'm so excited to read your suggestions!
Thank you so much in advance!