My fiancée and I are getting married in May and we’re planning to make a 28 days Honeymoon trip through the W-US, starting a few days after our marriage.
We could use some tips to make this trip even more unforgettable.
We received the planning below from friends who did this trip last year and changed it a bit :-)
Step 1: San Francisco
Step 2: San Francisco – Sequoia (ca. 4h30 drive)
Drive to Sequoia in the morning.
To hotel in Three Rivers.
Step 3: Kings Canyon - Yosemite (ca. 3h30 drive)
Visit Kings Canyon.
Drive to Yosemite (if there is time: Glacier Point).
To hotel in Yosemite.
Step 4: Yosemite
Visit Yosemite (Valley / Glacier Point)
Step 5: Yosemite-Bishop (ca. 3h drive)
Visit Yosemite (Tioga Road).
Drive to hotel in Bishop.
Step 6: Bishop - Death Valley (ca. 3h30 drive)
Drive to North DV in the morning (N entrance).
Visit DV. Rhyolite.
To hotel in Beatty.
Step 7: Death Valley - Death Valley Junction
Visit South DV.
To hotel in DV Junction.
Step 8: Death Valley Junction - Las Vegas (ca. 2h drive)
Drive to Las Vegas in the morning. Drive by Mt Charleston and Red Rock Canyon.
Step 9: Las Vegas – Springdale (ca. 3h drive)
Hoover Dam (Lake Mead)
Drive to Zion in the early morning, Valley of Fire State Park, visit Zion Canyon.
Step 10: Sprindale - Bryce Canyon (ca. 2h drive)
Visit Zion, head to BC (after closing Zion) via Scenic Hwy 9 and then Hwy 89.
Step 11: Bryce Canyon
Step 12: Bryce Canyon – GC South Rim (ca. 6h drive)
Do Scenic Hwy12: drive from BC up to Boulder and go back via Hell’s Backbone. Eventually, instead of going to Boulder, go up to Capitol Reef
On the way to GC: visit Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Antelope Canyon.
OR: horse riding or helicopter, followed by Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Antelope Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam, Navajo Village, Horseshoe bend. Drive to GC South Rim.
Step 13: GC South Rim
Step 14: GC South Rim – Peach Springs (ca. 3h drive)
Visit South Rim.
Drive to Peach Springs (Route 66)
Step 15: Peach Springs-Supai
Hike down to supai and visit waterfalls, stay the night at lodge.
Step 16: Peach Springs-Supai
Chopper out in early morning.
Step 17: Peach Springs – Palm Springs (ca. 5h drive)
Drive to palm springs (Route 66), Kingman.
Step 18: Palm Springs
Step 19: Palm Springs – San Diego (ca. 2.5h drive)
Step 20: San Diego
We would like to know if the above is doable, considering each step would be a day?
We have a few days left but I am not sure what we should do next..
1. After San Diego we could go to Los Angeles + Channel Islands (Is whale watching a good idea in June?)
2. Keeping San Diego as a final stop but adding Arches NP and Rocky Mountain NP.
3. Flying from San Diego/LA/.. to Yellowstone NP as this is one of my favorite NP’s (as from what I have read/seen..) Or can we do this by car.. wouldn’t the distance be a problem?
4. Or any other ideas?
Thank you in advance,
Sylvia & Antony.