We decided a few days ago that we wanted to take a trip to Yellowstone/Grand Teton next year. It is me, wife and two kids, who will be 9 and 7 at the time we go.
We are looking at going the first week of June 2013 and probably flying into Jackson Hole if we can. We will definitely go for a minimum of 7 nights, and might try to stretch to 10 if we can.
We want to see all the big sites and maybe some off the beaten path sites as well. We might also want to do a rafting float trip out of Jackson. Both kids love the outdoors and have no issues with hiking so long as it is not strenuous.
Since I want to get lodging reserved as soon as possible, my main question revolves around how many different locations should we consider staying at within the park and how to maybe work Grand Teton into the trip as well. Can both be done on a 7 day trip without feeling rushed?
While I know all the main sites to see (Old Faithful, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, etc.), what are some off the beaten path places we might want to head to within the park?