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Hi. We have a summer road trip planned for August and I'm looking for some help with planning. It will be me, DH and DD (8yo). None of us have been to Glacier. I have been to Yellowstone but was long time ago. We want to see main sites and drive through the areas. We will do short walks and hikes but don't plan on any major hiking.

Our itinerary is:

Day 1 Depart Seattle early afternoon drive to Coeur d'Alene ID.
Day 2 CDA to Whitefish - afternoon/evening exploring around Whitefish
Day 3 - 5 Glacier and surrounding areas.
Day 6 Depart Whitefish and drive to Red Lodge, stopping along the way
Day 7 Leave Red Lodge and drive to Cody WY via the Beartooth Hwy. Late Afternoon in Cody for Rodeo and other.
Day 8 1st half day in Cody to see Buffalo Bill Museum. Drive to West Yellowstone for evening seeing things in Yellowstone along the way.
Day 9 - 11 Yellowstone
Day 12 Drive home.

I know it will be a long drive home but we have been to Europe and Asia on plane ride with DD so she is used to sitting for long stretches of time. Lots of movies, car games, and some stops along the way! My specific questions are:

1. With 3 days in Glacier would you recommend driving up Waterton Lakes Park area?
2. We would like to do a boat tour in Glacier. Any recommendations?
3. Any suggestions for a must see on the drive from Whitefish to Red Lodge? Lewis and Clark caves?
4. Driving the Beartooth Hwy to Cody we will need to cut off before we have seen all of the BTH. Will we have seen the best parts prior to that? Where is the best place to cut over to Cody? Looks like there are 2 ways to go.
5. How long to plan for the drive between Cody and West Yellowstone? I know it gets bogged down in the park. Looks like we will come into the park from the East and drive the southern route around YNP to West Yellowstone.
6. Would like to do a horseback/wagon dinner. Is the Roosevelt one the best? How far in advance do I need to make my reservation.
7. A neighbor suggested that we try to drive down to see the Tetons. With only 3 full days in YNP I'm thinking that probably would be too much?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions and tips. I do have a little flexibility in planning so if I'm way of base, please advise! i.e. should I cut out the Red Lodge/BTH/Cody portion and have more days in YNP?

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