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  1. Default Las Vegas to Vancouver in October

    Hi from Down Under.

    My daughter will be in Vancouver from April to December so my wife and I thought we would fly into Las Vegas, hire a car and do the drive from Vegas to Vancouver sightseeing all the way.
    We will have about a week to get from Vegas to Vancouver (which I know is too short to see too much) but I'd like opinions on routes to take, and stops to make, to make the trip memorable.

    I've done a bit of a rudimentary planning session already and it seems there are 2 Main ways. 1) Vegas to Fresno then head north on I5, or 2) Vegas to Salt Lake, up through Idaho, into Oregon through Spokane, to Seattle, then up to Vancouver.

    All, or any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

    Mod Note: Please do not create multiple threads asking the exact same thing in different parts of the forum. In the future, please keep all questions about this trip here

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    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default yep

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    Those are the two basic freeway routes (although you'd head over to I-5 around Bakersfield, not Fresno or you'd go through Boise not Spokane), and they are only about 50 miles difference, so the travel time wouldn't be too different either way.

    However, since this is a sightsee trip, however, the question is what do you want to see. There are plenty of great things along the way either direction. Via Utah, you've got places like Zion and Bryce, possibly even Yellowstone to name a few of the places you could go. Via California, you could look at Death Valley, Yosemite, Crater Lake, or going up the Coast.

    There is no right or wrong, or even "better" it's just a matter of what you want to see and do.

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    Hi again: The whole idea of my initial post was to try to get an idea on routes to take, and stops to make, to make the trip memorable.

    I know it;s up to me to make the major decisions of things I want to see and do but its the case of the "kid in the lolly shop" at the moment. Too many things to see, too many things to do, too many routes to take. I was after advice form the 'specialists' (ie people who have done it before) to advise me of the gems that should not be missed, the roads that should not be taken, or the towns that should not be missed.

    Am i asking too much? All help appreciated,,,,,

  4. Default Where to Stay?

    I will be in Vegas in early October and need somewhere to stay for 3 nights before heading North.

    Suggestions from any seasoned traveller about where to stay on the strip to enjoy the excitement, but not break the budget would be appreciated.

    You continue to start new threads for this trip despite requests not to do so. It makes it hard to give you advice or even track your questions. LAST WARNING!
    Last edited by AZBuck; 01-24-2011 at 08:27 AM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    I'm sorry to tell you, you really are asking too much.

    We know nothing about you and your interests, and all of the places I mentioned are world class attractions that could be considered "must sees." Obviously, you don't have time to do all of them so choices will have to be made. Much like going to a great restaurant where everything on the menu is fantastic, you need to decide if you want the chicken or the fish. It's not an easy decision, but it's not a decision that anyone else can make for you.

    Now, if you have questions about any of those places to help you make the decision that is right for you, certainly we can help. There are lots of trip reports on this forum detailing these areas to help you decide, and I'd recommend the National Parks website which also is filled with great information.

    Once you've figured out a couple of main attractions that are must see for you for this trip, we can help you round things out, and find a few extras to top things off.

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    It always helps when people say don't eat the fish here, it's off, but the chicken is fantastic....

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    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    You've missed the point - everything here is fantastic, that's why it's not a decision that can be made for you.

    The beauty of a roadtrip is that you get to build the trip based on your own interests - but that does require some work on your own part to figure out which of those things work best for you.

    If you just want someone to give you a generic one-sized fits all itinerary, I suggest you contact a full-service travel agency.

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    Thanks Michael but I've searched the forum and found most answers to my initial questions in other threads.

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