We are coming to America with our two daughter 10 and 8 in a couple of weeks. We have a week in LA to enjoy sites, Disneyland etc and then have a seven days (6 nights) free. We were thinking of just driving to Las Vagas and seeing Grand Canyon from there, but are now wondering whether we will have enough time to fit in San Fran and that wonderful drive that we have heard about from San Fran to LA. We can leave early Monday 10 Oct and need to be back at the airport in LA by evening of Sun 16 Oct. Is the following possible
Day 1 - Drive from LA to Las Vagas, route 66? show at night (perhaps Lion King for the girls, maybe stay at Circus Circus as apparently that is ok with kids)
Day 2 - Grand Canyon trip, back to Las Vagas for the 2nd night
Day 3 - Travel to SF (not sure whether we can do this in the car or whether we should fly? If not too far, preference is to drive so that do not have to change hire cars and waste time in airports), Stay in San Francisco - where?
Day 4 - Sightseeing in San Francisco, 2nd night in San Francisco - where?
Day 5 - Drive from SF to LA, route 1 or 101? stay midpoint somewhere?
Day 6 - Drive from SF to LA, stay at point closer to LA?
Day 7 - Finish trip, need to be at airport for 6pm for flight back to Australia.
We would appreciate any advice or tips you can provide.