Hi everyone! I've been trying to figure out the best route/sights to see in the West since friends of mine moved out to San Fran and LA last year! The internet, although a great resource, has too much information, and I'm hoping someone will have some real practical advice to help me out!!
So, as I said, friends in SF and LA, which I'll generally need to see at weekends, so they don't have to take too much time off. I've got three weeks (23 days) So, fly into SF second weekend in September, then really want to see the following:
San Fran (for the first and last weekends)
Two weeks to do:
Zion/Bryce Canyon NP
Grand Canyon NP
Vegas (2 days max I think)
Then get to LA (for a long weekend)
Spend a week travelling back along the coast (incl Big Sur) to SF for a last couple of days.
Really would like to stay on a ranch somewhere for a couple of days riding too
and a day or two in San Diego if there's time
And can't decide between a route through Sierra Nevadas or Death Valley - not sure how I could fit both in?
How many days would I need in each place do you think? Any ideas?!!
Sorry - so many questions! Thanks in advance!
Ooh, am hiring a car obviously and happy to camp anywhere too! (in fact, will probably need to if I'm going to afford this trip!).