i would like to road trip to death valley from san francisco probably the first or second week of January for 5 days. i would like to go to one of their hot springs while we're there. is there one that is highly recommended but hopefully not too expensive? is there any other places we should go along the way? any recommendations for a 5 day itinerary? national parks? i would like to go to grand canyon but i'm afraid it will be too cold. i would like to go to the north rim but it will be closed during the winter. is the south rim worth a trip in the winter? an overnight mule right sounds great but we cannot afford the over $400 pp. we're also still pretty new to driving and recently got a toyota sienna minivan. will the minivan suffice for this trip or should we rent something better equipped for the road? should we be concerned with snow conditions and such? we've never driven in such conditions. we are on a strict budget and would be mostly looking to camp. since this will be our first big roadtrip we dont want to make the trip too strenuous for us but we also want to see the best attractions. any advice will be greatly appreciated. thanks!