Following a conference in Anaheim my other half and I are planning a trip in the California/ Nevada area in April this year. We are really limited to time and we have 9 nights to get round everywhere. As it stands we have 1 night spare so we were hoping for some advice on where might be good to take it at this time of year.
Also, because we are a little unsure about where exactly to stay, we haven't booked any accommodation so we were wondering whether we should book or if it will be ok just to rock up and find somewhere on the day at this time of year.
31st Mar-2nd April San Fran (we have booked accommodation here)
2nd April am pick up car and drive to Yosemite
we were hoping to stay outside the park so any suggestions of small towns etc, would be great.
2nd-4th April Yosemite
4th April leave Yosemite and head towards Las Vegas (we understand Tioga pass will be closed so hopefully this won't cause problems) probably spending 1 night en route. Again, where would be best place to stay, somewhere in Death Valley?
5th April Las Vegas. (We are thinking 1 night here would be sufficient as we just want to get a brief feel of the place)
6th April leave Las Vegas and head to Grand Canyon to stay 1 night.
7th April afternoon, leave Grand canyon and stay somewhere overnight en route back to Los Angeles where we fly back to UK 3pm 9th April.
So basically, since we have decided to stay 1 night in Vegas, we have an extra night so we were wondering whether it would be worth spending extra time doing the drive Yosemite to Vegas or whether to spend it post Grand Canyon in Palm Springs etc.
Will we be ok having not booked any hotels past San Francisco? Perhaps it would be a good idea to book a Vegas hotel but to do this we need to decide whether to stay extra time before or after Vegas.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. We are bit worried because we don't have much time and want to make the most of the trip. I appreciate that there are lots of other posts similar to this but none quite answer what we need to know.
Looking forward to your suggestions!