This is my first post at RTA, and I'm thrilled to have found this site. I see from my initial search that there are many posts outlining ideas for this southwest itinerary that I'm thinking of...although I'm still unsure of where to start. With that said, I'll throw out here what I'm thinking, and hopefully someone much more knowledgeable can assist me....please :)
I am looking to go on vacation around April 15th or 16th with my husband for a week...possibly 10-12 days at most if I can get the time from work. We were married in Las Vegas, and are looking to head back west for our wedding anniversary. I grew up in California before moving to NY but my husband has never been west of PA until we married in Vegas. :) With that said, I am trying to show him the most I can out west in the short amount of time we have, and still have a relaxing, enjoyable experience! He is not one to travel, so I really want to show him many things...bc who knows when I'll get him back out there! :( Oh, and did I mention that I need to keep this affordable?! uuggh.
We will be flying out of NYC. Top priority is the Grand Canyon....would love to see Yosemite as well. I keep toying with LV/GC/Yosemite/SF/ Hwy 1 to LA.....but am thinking this isnt possible in 10 days??? Or is it?? Another thought is four corners?? I think I'm being over-ambitious...or just plain unrealistic. I suppose I could eliminate my thoughts of going to California if I must save time....although I thought it would be really nice to show him the Pacific coast hwy and SF as well.
What I really need is some help getting together a game plan. Cheapest airport to fly into/starting point?? And best route/direction to head to with starting/stopping points? How many days to spend at each place? Also, if it matters...I have a timeshare through RCI that I can use in Vegas or trade points at to stay in other areas to help save money...which is important as well.
OK....if you're still following all this, please HELP. Need to get a handle on all this information. Thank you very much :)