Hi everybody, I hope you will be able to give me some tips or advice for the trip that I try to plan with my girlfriend in 3 weeks.
We are both French, studying engineering in Canada and so attracted by the West Coast of the US. With the amount of work we weren't able to spend as much time as we though on internet looking for informations so I hope to find some help here.
We planned to do a road trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco where our flights land and take off. We already took our flight tickets and we have 9 days available ! Not so much !
We don't know at all the West Coast, and we totally want to see the most beautiful places of the west coast (cities and natural parks). We already saw lot of the amazing canadians places but now, we want to see others places.
First we were thinking about planning the following route :
-J0: Arriving at night in Vegas
-J1: Leaving for south of Grand Canyon (sleep somewhere close to Grand Canyon Village to see the sunrise at the Canyon)
-J2: Coming back to Vegas going at the East and North of the Canyon (but I learned that the North of the Canyon will be closed at this time... I should maybe reconsider that...)
-J3:Spend a day in Vegas
-J4: Leaving Vegas for Los Angeles
-J7: Leaving LA for San Francisco
-J8: San Francisco
-J9: San Francisco
-J10: Take off in the morning
After reading some topics, I saw that dropping LA or some days in LA could maybe be a good idea to save time to others incredible places such as Yosemite or Sequoia Park ?
I really don't know where to spend my time to enjoy my trip with my girlfriend and coming back with lovely pictures.
We already booked a car for 1 week and the nights in Vegas.
We are open to all your advices and thank you so much for your help!