Thanks for contributing for such an awesome resource! I was able to dig out tons of usefull information that helped me to plan my trip. I and my girlfriend want to travel West Cost and came up with the below Could you please take an expert look and suggest what would you do differently? We wanted to have a good balance of outdoors/cultural exploration/sightseeing and entertainment. We are planning to leave on 08/15 till 08/31.
So here is the plan:
Day 1 (FRI) - Fly to SF. Arrive at midnight.
Day 2 (SAT) - Day in SF.
Day 3 (SUN) - Day in SF.
Day 4 (MON) - Rent a car. Leave SF around 12 to Monterey. Monterey + 17mile drive. Overnight in Monterey.
Day 5 (TUE) - Drive PCH to Santa Barbaba. (en route: Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Salvang). Overnight in SB.
Day 6 (WED) - 1/2 day in SB. Drive to LA through Malibu. Overnight in LA.
Day 7 (THU) - LA. Universal Studios
Day 8 (FRI) - Explore LA.
Day 9 (SAT) - Disneyland & Disney Calif. Adventures @ Anaheim. Leave to San Diego direction. Overnight en route.
Day 10 (SUN) - San Diego. Sea World.
Day 11 (MON) - Relax in San Diego. Leave around 5 to Palm Springs for overnight stop.
Day 12 (TUE) - Go to Las Vegas through Joshua Tree NP, Mojave Desert. Overnight in Vegas
Day 13 - 16 - Get rid of a car. Three days in Vegas + a day in Grand Canyon.
Day 17 (SUN) - Leave to NY around noon.
Thanks much in advance!