My wife and I have recently decided that next year we are going to do the roadtrip we have talked about for ages - Around California and Las Vegas.
I'm 26 and she's 24 (both from the UK) and we got married a few months ago. Nows this ideal time to do this before we start a family, and I want to get it completely right so I'm giving myself 12 months to plan. At the minute we are looking at 17 nights in September, flying to LAX, hiring a convertible, and doing the anticlockwise loop around CA.
I've read a lot of the fantastic threads on this site already, but I want to start pulling together a rough itinerary for myself now. This is what I have already. Theres probably a lot of flaws in this already (How to get from Sequoia - Yosemite? How long to stay in LA or LV? ) but I'll post what I've put together for your comments:
1 LAX - Los Angeles
2 Los Angeles
3 Los Angeles
4 Los Angeles - Las Vegas
5 Las Vegas
6 Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Las Vegas
7 Las Vegas - Death Valley
8 Death Valley - Sequoia
9 Sequoia - Yosemite
10 Yosemite - Wine Country
11 Wine Country
12 Wine Country - San Francisco
13 San Francisco
14 San Francisco
15 San Francisco - Montrery/Carmel
16 Montrery/Carmel - Los Angeles
17 Los Angeles - LAX
I can extend this to a maximum of 21 days, but only if I have to. I was also wondering whether Lake Tahoe is too far out the way to get to as well?