We will be visiting GTNP, YNP, and Glacier for the first time July 2019. It will be my husband, myself, and almost 13 year old daughter. I realize that there is so much to do and see! Just wondering how this itinerary looks and if we need to cut it back by a day or two, what would be the best to cut out? Maybe cut a day from Glacier? I'm still a little confused especially with east Glacier and what to see and what hikes to do. We would like to do some moderate hikes but probably nothing more than 3 or 4 miles. I'm going to post in the Glacier forum also. I do already have YNP lodging booked. Thanks in advance for any opinions or advice!
Day 1: Fly into Jackson Hole, buy cooler/food, explore downtown. Stay in GTNP.
Day 2: "Family Rock Climb" with Exum which includes hike to Hidden Falls. Stay in GTNP.
Day 3: Ride the gondola, watch the paragliders, eat waffles, and some other hikes. Maybe Bar J Chuckwagon dinner? Stay in GTNP.
Day 4: Drive to Lake Lodge. Explore/hike in Lake area.
Day 7: Explore/hike Canyon area. Cowboy Cookout in Roosevelt. Stay at Roosevelt Lodge.
Day 8: Canyon area and drive to Old Faithful Lodge. Stay OF Lodge.
Day 9: Explore/hike OF area. Stay OF Lodge.
Day 11: Drive to East Glacier. Stay in East Glacier.
Day 12: Boat ride and hike to Grinnell Glacier.
Day 13: Hike/explore areas in East Glacier.
Day 14: Drive Going to Sun Road, stopping/hiking along the way to West Glacier. Sleep in WG.
Day 15: Whitewater rafting/maybe horseback ride/hiking in West Glacier.
Day 16: Visit Whitefish/Zip Line and visit Polebridge. Sleep in West Glacier.
Day 17: Fly home out of Kalispell