Hello there! I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (so forgive me for any English mistakes) and I'm planning to have a road trip with my friends (3) as last “single trip” (I’m going to get married in September).
We have only 12 days (August 5th till August 16 h) but in the last day we will have to go back to Brazil.
I could really use some help working out the best route for my trip.
Here is what I figure out until now:
08/04/2009 Tuesday/ RJ - LA
08/05/2009 Wednesday/ Los Angeles - San Francisco
08/06/2009 Thursday/ San Francisco
08/07/2009 Friday/ San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey
08/08/2009 Saturday/ Monterey - Santa Barbara
08/09/2009 Sunday/ St. Barbara-St. Monica-La Jolla-S Diego
08/10/2009 Monday/ San Diego
08/11/2009 Tuesday/ San Diego - Las Vegas
08/12/2009 Wednesday/ Las Vegas
08/13/2009 Thursday/ Las Vegas
08/14/2009 Friday/ Las Vegas - Los Angeles
08/15/2009 Saturday/ Los Angeles
08/16/2009 Sunday/ Los Angeles – RJ
I thought to fly from LA to San Francisco and start the road trip there. Actually this itinerary it’s only a draft so feel free to change it all.
What we CAN’T miss? Which are the “must-see” places on this route? Will we have enough time to enjoy all these places? It would be better to stop in less places, staying more time in each one?
Notice that we would like to take time at the nature, but also in the city. Our budget it’s around 1K each and we don’t want any luxury and camping.
Any suggestions are certainly appreciated.
Thank you all!!