I am beginning to plan my first US road trip and would really appreciate as much help as possible to ensure its a good one - I have free air miles flights and can either fly to San Fran or LA - I can also fly in to one and out from the other so pretty flexible. I have 18 days on the road 24 May to 12 June.
My initial thought was to fly in to SF, spend 3 days there. 2 days and nights on the road and staying in nice towns between to LA then another 3 days there. Then down to San Diego for another 3 nights.
Then (and this part i am really hazy on) a few nights on the road taking in the best sites and places in a roundabout way to Las Vegas. 3 more nights there before heading back to la to fly back.
I would appreciate any advice on:
In which order to go
places to stay
the hazy part between SD-LV and back to LA
Thanks - please provide as much as you can!!