Thinking of a summer 2014 trip. Probably mid-July. Probably flying into Salt Lake City.
I am planning on staying in West Yellowstone and maybe Gardiner. I know all of you will say stay in the Park, but as another Poster said, I enjoy the creature comforts of a nice hotel. I don't like rustic and really don't want to stay in the Park lodging.
Can someone suggest an itinerary for 5-6 days? I would consider staying in Gardiner for part of this time if it would make it easier to see parts of the park.. I was in Yellowstone in the late 90s staying 4-5 nights in West Yellowstone. I simply don't remember the driving being much of a problem and it seems that I got to see a lot. I just can't remember how I did it all in terms of an itinerary. I am an early riser and getting out at the crack of dawn is not a problem.