My wife and I love this website and have used it a few times for our road trips. We live in the Northeast and travel around there a lot. Last year we drove from NY to IL, SD, CO, UT, AZ and back. We had three weeks and no time schedule and wanted to make it out to California but loved the national park system too much and stuck around some places longer than expected.
This year we have decided to start off where we had left off. We went to Phoenix to visit family instead of vegas so we want to start at Las Vegas and head to Seattle and possibly Vancouver.
Being that we have a set time schedule this year we are trying to pack things into only 11 days. We have kind of crossed Vancouver off the list so that we are not rushing our trip.
This is what he have planned so far, also I am comfortable driving long stretches at a time but let me know if this is too ambitious:
D1: Arrive In vegas at midnight (we will be sleeping on the plane) stay for a few hours and travel to death valley, stay there for a bit and finish the day arriving at Yosemite.
D2: Explore Yosemite, drive to San Francisco
D3: In SF explore: golden gate bridge, alcatrez, angel island and Point Reyes
D4: Explore SF: city and or Napa Valley
D5: Drive to Redwood Natl Forest, explore Rt 101, End day in oregon
D6: Arrive in Portland, Oregon and explore city
D7: Explore Oregon: Mt hood or Coast adjacent to Portland (undecided yet)
D8: Drive to Seattle: explore Olympic Natl Park
D9: Explore Seattle and Mt. Rainer
D10: (I know we will find things to do on the way that will sidetrack us, so I didn't want to rush)
We thought about seeing the hoover dam, but it is in the opposite direction, we also want to see sequoia Natl Park, but heard Red Wood is better, so will go to death valley.
Also, we are renting a car, Fox rent a car has the lowest rates, and I know they are pushy with extras, but has anyone had any issues with their cars?
Ok, I know this is a lot, but thanks in advance!