My husband and I are planning to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton over the labor day weekend. Our limited budget means we will be flying into Salt Lake City on Friday night, as opposed to other closer airports.
The plan is to stay some place an hour away from SLC, and then leave on Saturday morning to West Yellowstone, and get there sometime after lunch. We wanted to stay the night at Yellowstone, but currently there are no available accommodations. What is a good place outside the park but still close enough so that we can spend the whole of Sunday at the park? Sunday night we plan to leave the park and stay the night at Jackson.
On Monday, we leave in the morning and drive through Grand Teton, and then catch our flight at SLC.
Is this doable given our limited time? What are the things we should be doing in 1 and half days in the park, and the optimal place to stay outside of Yellowstone, which would minimize driving time?