We are a 'soon to be' honeymoon couple from Dublin, Ireland. We've just booked our trip to the West Coast commencing 11th to 25th Sept and then on to New York from 25th to 29th. We are so excited about visiting and can't wait, its such an amazing country and we love it.
The plan is to spend 4 nights in San Francisco with no car then drive to Sacramento to visit friends, we've not planned to stay there as we have booked accomadation in Monterey for the 5th Night. From Monterey its down to Cambria for the 6th Night and then to Santa Barbara for nights 7 & 8. From there we drive to Santa Monica for nights 9,10 & 11 we've booked nights 12 & 13 (Fri & Sat) in Las Vagas and then have to have the car back to San Diego for the 14th night for onward flight to New York.
I am getting a bit scared that I may have bitten off more than I can chew as I've been doing most of my research after booking the accomodation. I think i'll be ok with the drive from San Fran to Santa Monica as we've broken it up quite well, its the drive to from Santa Monica to Las Vagas and Las Vagas to San Diego that has me worried. The last thing i want is a new wife who is going to be screaming at me "I told you so".
I very much appreciate any tips, comments, suggestions and information you can offer us. I'd also really like some good suggestions for the LA-LV-San Diego bit regarding fuel stops, weather/heat etc. The car we've rented is a standard convertible chrysler serbring or similar. Even if you can point me to other threads in the forum that would be useful.
Many thanks in advance and happy driving to you all.
Apologies in advance if this post is the same as hundreds of others.....I've just checked and the total road distance being covered over the 10 days is 1370 approx which is just over the same distance as travelling from Brussels in Belgium to Malaga on the south coast of Spain, a trip i'd probabely never take on in Europe.
Your reassurances would be helpful and would ensure a great Honeymoon.