Hello everybody :)
I think this forum is very usefull :) My BF and I would like to plan a trip to America in September. It will be my first time in America. Our biggest problem = time. We only have 17 days. My BF would love to go a few days to New York and from there to the Niagara Falls.
2 years ago my BF went to Monument Valley and he made some nice pictures there. The result is on a wall in our living room:
So he had to promiss me to go there with the two of us.
From Niagara Falls (I think best airport is Buffalo?) we would like to fly to San Fransisco to start our road trip. We would like to spend 2 days in San Fransisco for sight seeing and a little shopping.
From there by car we would like to visit Yosemite and Sequoia. Then drive to LA, also spend a day or 2.
After that we are thinking of visiting: Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce, Zion, and Arches. What is the best sequence and route for all these places? (We have to end at an airport, Las Vegas, Denver, Salt Lake City?)
For now I was thinking this:
day 1 (15 sept): flying from Amsterdam to New York
day 2: NY
day 3: NY
day 4: NY, 7 hour drive to Niagara Falls (sleep somewhere there)
day 5 (19 sept): Niagara Falls (in evening flying to San Fransisco)(sleep in San Fransisco)
day 6: SFO
day 7: SFO (sleep in San Fransisco)
day 8: Yosemite (sleep in Fresno/Visalia)
day 9: Sequoia (sleeping in LA)
day 10: LA
day 11: LA (sleeping in LA)
day 12: 8 hour drive to Grand Canyon (sleep there somewhere near)
day 13: Grand Canyon and driving to Monument Valley (sleep at Kayenta)
day 14: Monument Valley and driving to Arches (to be there with sunset) (sleep at Moab)
day 15: Capitol Reef, drive to Bryce Canyon, sleep somewhere near
day 16: Bryce Canyon (sunrise), Zion, (sleep in Las Vegas)
day 17: Las Vegas
day 18 (2 okt): flying back from Las Vegas to Amsterdam
As you can see I used an extra day for this schedule to make it doable. Do you have tips for this trip? To shorten the drive-distance, nice places for sleeping, eating, more places to see, or better skip places. Please let me know :)