Hi there everyone!
Firstly, I just wanted to say this site is brilliant! I have spent a lot of time on here over the last few weeks getting so many great hints and tips from all of your inside knowledge – Thank You!
We (my boyfriend and I) are planning our 1st road trip (we are from the UK) this week. We have decided on a round trip from LA, lasting 2 weeks. This is the rough trip we are planning – I wondered if you could cast your expert eyes over it for me? One thing to consider is that we are hiring a Ford Mustang (yeah I know – only a Brit!) – So I realize that we need to keep an eye on the weather conditions.
Arrive LAX 5th Nov 3pm. Stay Hermosa Beach 2 nights (Explore LA)
Leave early Sat am drive to Santa Barbera. Overnight Santa Barbera.
Leave early Sun am drive to Mammoth Lakes via Bakersfield (is it worth the extra drive to Mammoth or should we stay in Lone Pine or similar overnight?)
Leave Monday drive back down to Lone Pine then over to Death Valley. (Overnight DV)
Leave Tuesday for Las Vegas. 3 nights in Vegas. Helicopter / plane to GC one day.
Leave Friday early. Drive via Hoover Dam, pick up part of Route 66. Palm Springs overnight.
Leave Sat am for San Diego. 2 nights San Diego.
Leave at leisure Mon am take coast road. 2 nights Crystal Cove.
Weds am return LAX for flights out to Maui.
Any advice / tips / observations would be greatfully received!