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    hi me and my girlfriend are traveling from the uk in july 2010 for 1 month. we are flying to san francisco and picking up a hire car. we have a month to explore the west coast, has anyone got suggestions are where to vist routes to take accomadation ect. this will be are first time in the statesm thank you

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    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    There is quite a lot to do on the west coast, far more than can be listed in a simple response to your query, so I'd suggest that you have a look at previous discussions regarding the Pacific Northwest and the San Francisco - Las Vegas - Los Angeles loop. Once you have a general feel for where you'd like to go and how much time you'd like to spend in various areas, we can perhaps help you with the kinds of details you're looking for.

    AZBuck

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    thank you for your reply, we will have roughyly around 4,000 english pound, is this resonable amount, to include accomation, food ect for a months travelling?

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    Although the Pound has been taking a beating recently, that's still about $6,350 at current exchange rates which should be quite sufficient for a nice trip for two for a month, even if car hire has to be paid from it. There are luxurious accommodations and 4 star restaurants which would eat through it rather quickly, of course, but at anything resembling an even moderate level of comfort, it should do nicely.

    AZBuck

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    cool, at the minute we are getting ideas off what places to see, we are flying to san fran, booking accomation there for a few nites, then we are getting are hire car then setting off, we are going to travel from san fran down to san diago, we know off the big citys to stop off and see, but as we are travling for a month we would like to stop off at the small towns, we want to travel along the coast, do you have any ideas off must sees? the only accomadaion we are booking in the uk will be for sanfrancisco will it be easy enough to find accomadion when we get to each destination? once we arrive in san diago, we would like to travel to vagas and then see grand canyon, then travel back to san fran stoping along the way. do you think this is possible? do you no of the best routes to take, thank you

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    We really don't believe in must sees on this website, but the answers to many of your questions in terms of things to see and route can be found by taking a look at the link you were already given.

    Certainly this kind of trip is possible, and as Buck already mentioned, its the single most popular trip plans on this forum.

    As far as reservations go, you'll certainly need them if you want to stay in some peak areas, such as Grand Canyon or Yosemite, but it probably wouldn't be a bad idea for the entire trip, since this is the busiest travel time of the year.

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    Default Lots of options.

    With a month at your disposal you could make a great loop and see a lot of spectacular and diverse sights. If you are heading down the coast to SD you could head across to the Grand canyon via Joshua tree NP and/or possibly Sedona. From the Grand canyon head through Monument valley and you could go as far [or further] East as Moab with Arches and Canyonlands NP's on the doorstep. From Moab a popular choice would be to take the 24 from I 70 through Hanksville and Capitol Reef to Torrey before heading down scenic 12 to Bryce canyon and Zion NP. I 15 then takes you to Vegas and as you head back to SF a drive across Death valley and North on the 395 towards Lee Vining takes you to the Tioga pass [CA 120] into the amazing Yosemite NP before completing the loop back to SF.
    You might want to go at a slower pace but it should give you a good idea of just some of the possibility's. Have a search of the forums and keep asking questions as you build your trip.

    Enjoy the planning !

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    hi iam really finding it hard to make a route, if u was me wot route wud u take

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    This is a community where people share ideas and tips about roadtrips, it is not a place where you can have other people do all the planning work for your vacation.

    You have already been given tons of ideas and suggestion, certainly enough where you should be able to start building your own trip. If you've got some specific things you've got questions about, we'll be happy to help, but you've got to take the first step. Once you've done some of the work, and research, we can also help you put the finishing touches on thing, but the ball is in your court right now.

    If you are still unable to do that despite the vast amount of information that we've provided and pointed you towards, then perhaps you'd be best off contacting a professional travel agency.

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