Hi there, my boyfriend and I will both be 21yrs old and are planning on doing a 2 week San Fran to Vegas trip. I have spent lots of time reading a lot of the threads in this forum about the trips from San Francisco to Las Vegas (loved this one http://www.roadtripamerica.com/forum...rancisco+vegas )
I have a basic itinery but I have a couple of questions and it’d be great if I could have some fine tuning please!
Mon 21st June - Arrive in San Francisco at 18.30 – stay in Adelaide Hostel for 4 nights, do the night time Alcatraz tour.
Friday 25th June – Pick up hire car and drive to Curry Village Yosemite, stay 2 nights.
Sunday 27th June – Drive via Tioga Pass with a side trip around June Lake and stay in Bishop/Lone Pine area depending on how far we get after pictures stops etc
Monday 28th June – Drive to Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley. We would like to visit Sequoia National Park as well, as a bit of a sidetrip from Bishop before heading to Stovepipe Wells. But looking at google maps I’m not sure what kind of roads there are. Is the whole green area of the national park ok just to head into and see big trees on the outskirts? Or is there somewhere specific we should head for? I’ve seen Mark Sedenquist post this route:
but I was hoping more to visit near Owens Lake/Lone Pine rather then head all the way down there and have to add an extra days stay.
Tuesday 29th June – Stay overnight in Stovepipe Wells
Wednesday 30th June – Drive to Las Vegas and stay for 4 nights. We want to go visit Grand Canyon so we were considering staying Wednesday night in Las Vegas and driving to Grand Canyon early Thursday morning, driving back and dropping the car off Thursday night in vegas. Or another option would be to drop the car off as soon as we arrive in Las Vegas on Wednesday and then book a coach trip. Or..could we drive straight through to GC from Stovepipe Wells, stay overnight in GC and then drive back to Vegas to drop off the car. Which would be better?
Sunday 4th July – Fly home to Manchester, UK at 7.45am
Thanks very much!