Hi, we've been reading this site with interest as we plan our next trip to the USA. We spent two weeks in California last summer, visiting San Diego, LA, Yosemite and San Francisco amongst other places.
Our rough plan for our next trip is to fly into San Francisco at the end of August, then to see a little of the area north of SF, then heading across California through Nevada City and Lake Tahoe to Reno. Then heading across Nevada and up to Boise, Idaho. Then across seeing the Sawtooth mountains and the Craters of the Moon National Park on our way to Yellowstone where we intend spending a few days. We then head south through Grand Tetons to Salt Lake City, and then onwards via Zion National Park to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas where we'll spend the last few days of our trip.
We can only take two weeks or thereabouts away from work, so would stay 14 or 15 nights. The wonder of Google maps puts the above route at about 2,100 miles. This is the route so far.
A few questions, where we'd really appreciate your help:
- Is this a reasonable distance in two weeks, with a few days in Yellowstone and in Vegas?
- Is this a good route - are there any better roads we should be using?
- Is there plenty to see?
- Any alternative routes?