My boyfriend and I (both 28) are planning a roadtrip flying to San Fran from New York then driving down the west coast to San Diego, with the last stop a flight to Vegas (the plan is for 14 days in total in the month of June 08). We are planning to go to Yosemite but do not know if we should go from San Fran airport straight to Yosemite - we are planning two nights in Yosemite and 3 nights in San Fran but which should we do first?? We are then planning to go to San Diego to stay 3 nights - is this enough time or too much - we also want to stop at Santa Barbara - would you recommend staying here - what are the sights to stop at along the way - I have heard of Catalina Island (when is the best time to do this - on the way to L.A.??? - would it be worth staying the night there). Also should we stay in L.A. overnight - we only plan to do the Hollywood sign and walk of fame!! Should we take the coast road on this roadtrip or should we be taking the highway - I presume its longer the coast way - unless there are beaches that we want to see maybe to highway?? We plan on then flying to Las Vegas with a four night stay - should we go white water rafting at the Grand Canyon, should we drive to the Hoover Dam (how long does this take??) and how long to do the Death Valley drive - would you recommend booking over the net or going to travel agent?? Please forward me details of definate places to go along the route - we cant wait but we need to get it booked first!!! Much appreciated in advance.
Paula and Mike