Hey, ive been checking these forums due to my upcoming trip in california with 3 other friends aged 23 to 25. This will be my first time in america and the first time on the west coast for the rest of my friends.
First off i know the route im planning is by no means original and may becovered by other posts, but id like to get some opinion on my day to day plan to see if people think its gonna work. Also if anyone can give me any advice on a good way to rent a car cheaply with one driver 25 the rest over 21.And on top of that any advice on cheap places to stay.
Heres my itinery any comment would be welcome.
Day 1: Los Angeles-arrive midday 4th stay til morning of the 6th.
Day 3: drive to santa barbara stay the night of the 6th
Day 4: head up through big sur staying in motel
somewhere round there night of the 7th
Day 5: drive to santa cruz stay on the night of the 8th
Day 6: spend most of the day in santa cruz
drive to San francisco stay on night of the 9th and 9th
Day 8: Drive to yosemite stay night of the 11th and 12th
Day 10: Drive to Las Vegas through death valley stay night of 13th and 14th
Day 12: Drive to grand canyon via hoover dam. Stay on night of 15th
Day 13: walk round grand canyon then drive halfway to LA stay the night
some motel on night of 16th
Day 14: 18th leaving 2 days to see more of LA and the beach, probably go
to newport and laguna beach anything weve missed out
Day 16: two of us leave back to scotland. The other two stay on for 5 more days