I'm just starting to plan an August trip from Fort Worth, TX to Los Angeles over 14 days.
So far I have put together a rough route on google maps (route goes all the way to San Diego, however I think I may shorten it to L.A.)
The plan would be to rent a car, drive to L.A. and fly back to DFW.
Ambitious list of destinations:
Grand Canyon (full day)
Zion (and maybe other souther Utah NPs?) (full day)
Lake Mead/Hoover Dam (half day)
Las Vegas (full day)
Yosemite (full day)
San Fransisco (full day)
California beaches (two days, maybe 3-4 beaches)
L.A. (full day and flight home)
I figure about 50 hours of driving (~2700 mi) leaving over a week to do sightseeing.
One thing I don't like about my route is the large amount of interstate driving. I'm looking for suggestions on scenic routes I may have missed along the way.
Any other suggestions for quick stops, places to stay, or anything else are welcome!