We (2 adults from UK driving a rental car) are doing a trip to Yellowstone and would like some itinerary advice from you experts - we like wildlife (would love bear & wolf sighting), geysers erupting, least time driving in car, walks (not long hikes), some time chilling out - having a coffee/ice cream/drink. Our draft itinerary is:
5th July - Driving 8am from Cody to East entrance at Yellowstone
6th – Morning drive to Lamar valley, breakfast at Lodge.
Chill out until 3pm, Cowboy cookout
Overnight Roosevelt cabin
7th - Morning drive to Lamar valley if not much luck with wildlife yesterday, breakfast at Lodge,
Overnight Mammoth cabin. Visit map room at the Mammoth Hot Springs hotel, Ranger talk, flag lowering at fort?
8th July - Steamboat Geyser, Fountain Paintpots, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery centre in West Yellowstone?, lunch at Running Bear Pancake House?, dip our toes at Firehole Canyon?, Crows’ Nest flag lowering booked at OFI at 5:45 pm,
Overnight Old Faithful Lodge Cabin
Overnight Old Faithful Cabin. Ranger programmes?
Do you see any holes in this plan? Or a better order of doing things? Any big geothermal or wildlife 'must sees' we've missed out? Ranger programme recommendations and budget dinning for the open evenings. Thanks.