Four of us in our early 20's are cruising from Vancouver to San Diego and then visiting Las Vegas for 2 days. We need help deciding which route would be best for our return trip back to WA state after Las Vegas. We have been to California before and also, to Arizona but we still have a lot of things we haven't seen and want to. We really appreciate national parks, too.
Option 1: Visit San Francisco-Alcatraz, follow the scenic coastal route, visit the redwoods, visit Crater Lake in Oregon, and maybe some other attractions along the way.
Option 2: After Las Vegas head east (already visited Grand Canyon before) to Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, and the caves in New Mexico, see some stuff in southern Utah and maybe southern Colorado, visit some caves south of Boise before heading home.
After Vegas we have approximately 7 days at our disposal for doing this road trip although this is not set in stone. If you have suggestions for must see places to add to either route please don't keep quiet. Which option would be best for us based on things to see?
I'm also looking up stuff on other peoples threads for ideas. Thanks!
This will be in the second week of October 2009.