First of all, thank you all in advance for the help, comments, suggestions and ideas.
Here is my plan. A road trip with my parents from Oct 4th to Otc 20th.
Please share your ideas, any help and suggestion is more than welcome.
1 -Oct 4th) SF. Arrive at Sfo at 1pm (from NYC, but my parents come from Europe, so they will be pretty tired after the trip). Pick up the car and go to the hotel. Relax. Unpack. Small walk, dinner and sleep. Any suggestions in hotels around $100/120 a day?
2 -Oct 5th) SF - Visit San Francisco
3 -Oct 6th) SF - Visit San Francisco.
4 -Oct 7th) Sf > Route 1. Leave San Francisco, most likely visiting Twin Peaks and taking route 1 to star driving towards Los Angeles. Any suggestions in what to not to be missed? Planning to sleep any place along the route.
5 -Oct 8th) Route 1 > Santa Monica. Continue Route 1. Arrive at LA, visit Santa Monica, Venice Beach and so on
6 -Oct 9ht) LA > Mojave/Sedona. Visit Hollywood and leave right away toward Mojave/Sedona. Do parts of the route 66. Visit Calico (Is it worthy?). Cross North to South Mojave (From Road 15 to Road 40). Keep driving until Sedona in order to be as close as possible for the next day.
7 -Oct 10th) Mojave/Sedona. Visit Sedona (Making a right in Ash Fork, South to Prescott, back North to Flagstaff passing by Sedona). Hopefully Arriving at Grand Canyon to see the sunset.
8 -Oct 11th) Gran Canyon. Up early and visit different view points of the GC. Possible a route.
9 -Oct 12th) Grand Canyon > Page/Monument Valley. Leave GC and visit horseshoe bend. Ideally visiting antelope canyon at noon because of the light (this can be done next day). Arriving at Monument Valley. See sunset and sleep either at Mexican Hat, Monument Valley or back at Page. Suggestions? Thanks!
10 - Oct 13th) Monument Valley/Page > Las Vegas. Quick visit to Zion and keep driving to Las Vegas. Arrive at hotel. (Im considering the offers from Harra's. Cheap rooms and includes Buffet of Buffets! http://www.harrahs.com/buffets/index.html )
11 - Oct 14th) Las Vegas. Visit the Strip, some relax and a few drinks....
12 - Oct 15th) Las Vegas. Relax...
13 - Oct 16th) Las Vegas > Yosemite. Leaving Las Vegas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSDhvk8iEMg). Passing by Death Valley and driving towards the doors of Yosemite Mono Lake (Tioga Pass Road should still be open by this time of the year...)
14 - Oct 17th) Yosemite. Visit Yosemite. Probably staying inside of the park (if prices are not too high) or in Mariposa/nearby
15 -Oct 18th) Yosemite > San Francisco. Visiting more of Yosemite, Leaving towards San Francisco. If in this schedule, possible adding Napa Valley/Sausalito.... suggestions?
16 -Oct 19th) Napa Valley/Sausalito > San Francisco. This day is flexible! Its many days on the road and many things and places to visit and see. If we arrive directly from Yosemite to San Francisco on the Day 16 or even next one would be good. The point is enjoy the trip!!
17 . Oct 20) SFO. Drop-off the car. Flight back to Europe (my parents) and NYC (myself)
ANY suggestions, comments, help, advice, contact information, ideas and thoughts are VERY WELCOME!
THANK YOU ALL!!!!