We are 3 girls from scandinavia planning to do a 9-10 days road trip from San Francisco and ending in LA.
The plan is to leave on the 14th of April, stay for one night in Death Valley and arrive to Vegas on the 15th. We have already booked a hotel from Vegas for 4 nights, so we will leave early in the morning of 19th to the Grand Canyon, also possibly stop by the Hoover Dam on the same day. We are still not sure whether we should drive straight to LA and stay there from 19th to 22nd, or possible stay for a day or two in San Diego first... The plan is anyways to fly from LA to NYC either on the 22nd or 23rd of April.
Any advice concerning the roads to choose (best scenery?), interesting things to see on the way, where to stay and what to do in Death Valley, is it worth stopping in san Diego? Also heard that there are these "ghost towns" somewhere on the way, sounds interesting. Oh, and also if anyone knows a good car rental company that would allow us to rent the car from san fran but return it in LA, please let us know! All advice is appreciated - thanks already!