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  1. Default rangerruss53

    We (2 adults two children aged 15 +12) have 16 nights to travel between san francisco and las vegas. We fly back to the uk from vegas. Our planned route is San francisco 3 nights. 2 nights between san francisco and l.a. 3 nights l.a. two nights vegas. 3 nights tusayan. 3 nights vegas. we would like some ideas on where to stay on the two nights between san francisco and l.a.

    thanks in advance

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    Default Thoughts.

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    With 2 nights between SF and LA you have time to take CA 1 around Big Sur and enjoy the dramatic scenery. You could spend a night in Monterey and a second night in the Cambria area, although there are a few options.

    Is there a particular reason for going to Vegas on route to Tusayan and then returning there afterwards. You would save a few miles and be able to do alternative routes by heading direct to Tusayan from LA [perhaps with an overnight stop on the way] and then to Vegas. With 8 nights dedicated to Tusayan and LV, you could consider 'juggling' your nights and head to the amazing Yosemite NP for a night [or two] from SF and then back to Monterey. That is your choice to make but I thought I would put it 'out there' as an option.

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    Hi Dave. Thanks for the reply. We planned to drive CA1 but werent sure how to break up the trip. Thanks for the suggestions they seem like a good idea. The Tusayan part hasnt been finalised yet and I think we may stay in Kanab area to be central for Grand canyon, bryce canyon and zion. We have been to vegas a couple of times now and love it hence the reason for the time there.
    Thanks again and any more input would be appreciated.

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    That's fair enough, Vegas certainly has much to keep you occupied. Although if you were to head to Tusayan [South rim] it would save you time and a few miles to head there first. If you
    head to Kanab for the North rim the direct route is through Vegas anyway. You could of course create a small loop and go to Tusayan from LA and then up through Page to Bryce and Zion and then back down 1 15 to Vegas.

  5. Default 3 canyons in 3 days

    we have 3 days to see zion, bryce and grand canyon any ideas on best way to accomplish this. thanks russ.

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    Default 3.5 day's ?

    Without a magic wand that's going to be pretty rushed which ever way you tackle it ! Although it's 'doable,' if your 3 day's starts in one canyon and ends in another and you don't have to include travel time from LA or Vegas[?]

    If so, you will hopefully arrive at your first park [GC or Zion] sometime the day before, do a little exploring that afternoon and next morning and then head to Bryce canyon with time to see some of the viewpoints and witness a sunset. Next morning look around some more and head to your next park and spend the next day exploring. Bryce is spectacular, but the quickest of the 3 to get an overview when short on time. Zion is where you need to do some walking to get the best of what it has to offer.

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