Trying to plan a 3-4 stop trip. From San Francisco to Washington DC via the Canyon and Hoover Dam and South Dakota.
The latter part of our trip will be a flight from South Dakota to Washington DC where we will spend a few nights before returning to the UK.
The start of and middle of our trip is where we are struggling to find routes etc.
The plan is stay in San Francisco for a few days or more taking in the usual tourist sights. Then we are planning to go to Death Valley, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon possibly seeing the Hoover Dam as well (my son would especially like this as it is in his Transformers movie). However we are unsure of the best way of traveling this route and how many nights will be needed; where to stay etc.
From the Canyon area we are unsure of the best way to get to South Dakota or Wyoming. We can't find any train info or bus routes that go. Due to vast amount of miles and there only being one driver, going by car is not really an option for this part of the trip. Also my 8yr old would struggle with so long in a car and I would struggle with his "Are we almost there?".
Whilst in South Dakota and Wyoming we will renting a car and camping before flying to Washington DC.