I have read through some great threads on here and on my way to creating an itinerary for my first US roadtrip (we are from England). We so far have the dates fixed (late august for 15 nights) the car decided (mustang convertible) and a rough list of stops. We are seeking advice on any alternative stops you would recommend, particular accommodation, and routes.
We are looking to for central accommodation (around 4*) in the cities, and motels everywhere else, apart from perhaps a cabin in Yosemite. Our route is:
Los Angeles (3 nights)
San Luis Obiso or Monterey (1 night)
San Francisco (3 nights)
Yosemite National Park (2 nights)
Death Valley (1 night)
Las Vegas (3 nights)
Grand Canyon (1 night)
Lake Havasu (1 night)
Back to LA for flight home
This is a rough list of places we would like to include however very open to suggestions. We are keen to do the Coastal road from LA to SF and take back roads where possible on the rest of the route. We understand we may need to adjust the itinerary if it is not realistic, although we only have 15 nights.
Any advice appreciated.