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I realize this itinerary is rushed but this is the only way we will be able to see the Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier and would like to ask opinions on a few things, all reservations have been secured except Jackson. We are not hikers, but can walk a few miles if the terrain is fairly flat. I appreciate any help anyone can give, I wasn't expecting to even go to Jackson, but booked a cheap flight and one way car rental from Jackson to Kalispell. So this has thrown us for a loop on adding in Jackson, looks like we will only be able to enjoy the Tetons by driving by them on the way to Yellowstone. But even just being able to see them will be great. I really wish I would have added an extra day to the front of our trip but it is too late now as I have already booked our flight and the change fee is $200.

Wed, July 9th - Fly into Jackson Hole, 7:00 pm, dinner downtown Jackson, possibly the million dollar cowboy bar that evening for dinner if there is time? (overnight at the Pony Express or Elk Country Inn)

Thursday - Early morning spent downtown Jackson, lunch downtown or at Signal Mountain Lodge, Drive to yellowstone, along the way visit main scenic sports for the Tetons. Arrive through the south entrance to yellowstone, stop at any spots on the way to OFI, overnight at Old faithful inn east wing that night, tour visitor center that evening before 8 pm if time.

Friday - Tour the lower loop (or do you suggest doing one of the tours that are offered so that we can get a broad overview? Looking at the geysers and thermal spots are probably our interests the most so the 3 hr tour of the Firehole Basin Tour might be of interest to us, or should we just do the twilight evening tour?, stay overnight at the OFI, east wing

Saturday - Tour the upper loop, lamar valley, mammoth hot springs, should we do a stagecoach ride or would you suggest an evening yellow bus tour for wildlife leaving from Mammoth? Overnight in Gardiner, MT at Best Western - OR should we try and leave the park from the NE entrance and drive the Beartooth to Red Lodge and forget Gardiner?

Sunday - Drive to Bozeman, go to the Museum of the Rockies, drive through Butte, do the Mineral Museum there then overnight in Helena, MT at Holiday Inn

Monday - Take the "Last Chance Tour" of downtown Helena (11 am), lunch, then drive to Glacier National Park 3.5-4 hr drive, arrive in the Many Glacier area and stay overnight at the Swiftcurrent Motor inn cabins, drive down the road to the Many Glacier hotel to explore that evening

Tuesday - Explore the Many Glacier area, take a boat tour of Swiftcurrent lake in the morning or evening Red Bus Tour, overnight at the Rising Sun Motor Inn

Wednesday - Going to the Sun Rd, Logan Pass area, Lake McDonald, end up in Kalispell/Whitefish area, overnight at the La Quinta inn in Kalispell

Thursday - Fly home from Kalispell, 2:25 pm

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