Hi there !
I'm from Denmark and planning a vacation/road trip with my wife in September or next spring. The trip will start and end in San Francisco and take around 16 days.
So far I have come up with this itinenary:
Day 1: Arrive in San Francisco
Day 2: San Francisco
Day 3: San Francisco
Day 4: San Francisco
Day 5: Drive San Francisco - Los Angeles (via Highway 1)
Day 6: Los Angeles
Day 7: Los Angeles
Day 8: Los Angeles
Day 9: Drive Los Angeles - Grand Canyon
Day 10: Drive Grand Canyon - Monument Valley/Kayenta
Day 11: Drive Monument Valley/Kayenta - Bryce Canyon
Day 12: Drive Bryce Canyon - Zion NP - Las Vegas
Day 13: Las Vegas
Day 14: Drive Las Vegas - Death Valley NP - Yosemite NP
Day 15: Drive Yosemite NP - San Francisco
Day 16: Depart
#1 I know that especially day 5, 9 and 14 will be long driving. Has anyone done any of does routes in one day?
#2 Are the planned visits good sugestions for my wife, who is a first time visitor in US? Or are there other places in the areas that will be a better choice to see?
#3 As for the park visits - especially Bryce, Zion and Yosemite - are they good for just driving around in a car. We are not into hiking, so we'll just want a few good watching places we can get to by car or just a small walk. And then just driving around the park(s).