Hello all.. Another newbie planning a trip!!
We are a family of 4 from Merewether Australia who are planning to do a road trip in Sept/Oct next year. I am just after your thoughts on the following itinerary.
Santa Monica drive north. Want to do the coast road to San Fran and husband is a keen surfer. Was thinking of stopping halfway but not entirely sure where would be best. Tossing up San Simeon, Pismo Beach, Santa Barbra?
Drive on to San Fran
San Fran to Mammoth Lakes
travelling via the Tioga Rd?? Is this the best route?
Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley
Ideas on where to stay and routes would be appreciated
Death Valley to LV
I had wanted to drive straight across to Zion and by pass LV as we are ending up there for 2 nights but cant seem to find any ideas on routes?
Lv to Zion
Not sure where to stay here?
(this is where I get a bit stuck on the itineary. I have a vague idea of what i want to see but not entirely sure so if anyone has any suggestions Im more than open to them)
I know I want to see Monument Valley but again not sure where I want to stay?
was thinking of the south rim but not sure if its worth driving around the whole of the Grand Canyon or if its better to concentrate on the northern parts???
back to LV
So I know its very vague but I would really appreciate any help you could give me on my plan?
I think weather wise we should be right that time of year?
Thanks in advance!