im planning a trip to the south west US (california / nevada / arizona / utah). my basic plan is this
day1 - flight from london (england) to L.A. I will be staying in L.A for 3 nights and want to visit a couple of theme parks.
day4 - hire a car and drive the coastal route to san francisco and stay there for 3 nights. visiting alcatraz island. any suggestions of other good places.
day7 - drive to yosemite and stay in there for 2 nights. on the second day i wanted to drive south to see the redwoods and back to yosemite for the night (is this a feasible day trip)
day9 - drive via lee vining to lone pine and stay there for the night.
day10 - drive to las vegas across death valley via furnace creek. again is this a feasible trip in a day. than stay in las vegas for 2 nights.
day12 - drive to zion then on to bryce canyon. is there anywhere good to stay in bryce canyon area
day13 - drive down to page and monument valley and back to grand canyon. if this seams to much, im open to suggestions. I will stay in grand canyon for 2 nights.
day15 - drive towards los angeles, at seligman i want to follow the old route 66 to kingman and then on to needles and stay for the night.
day16 - drive on to los angeles and spend 2 more nights.
day18 fly home
if anyone has any suggestions. things i may be missing out on or things that arent really worth the effort. or places to stay. is 5 nights in L.A a waste of time i could spend seeing other things.