We've booked our first trip to the West Coast of USA and are busy planning our trip.
We are a family of 4 - the 2 boys are 15 and 12
What I'm wondering is if we are planning too much in our scedule. We want to see loads while we're over!
Day 1 - arrive San Francisco
Day 2 - SF
Day 3 - SF
Day 4 - Drive SF to Yosemite and stay overnight Curry Village
Day 5 - Drive Yosemite(tioga pass road) to Mammoth/Bishop area for 2 nights(possibly with a visit to Bodie on our way)
Day 6 - (July 4th)
Day 7 - Drive to Death Valley, overnight in Stovepipe Wells
Day 8 - Drive towards Monument Valley - probably stop around Page for an overnight stay(may go furthur)
Day 9 - Monument Valley and overnight in Mexican Hat
Day 10 - Drive to Crand Canyon and overnight in Thunderbird Lodge
Day 11 - Drive to Las Vegas for 4 nights before heading back to the UK
Would like to see sequoia trees-maybe Mariposa? Is that on the SF to Yosemite route?
We have still to book hotels for July 3rd/4th. My husband likes the idea of Independence Day in Independence! Or do you think Bishop or Mammoth would be better?
Our longest day of driving is Death Valley to Page-about 8 hours I think. We will probably drive till we've had enough - the closer we get to Monument Valley the better (not pre-booking hotel for that night)
Most other days are 2-4 hours driving.