I am a french girl working in Philadelphia for a year. With my friends we would like to make the most of our time in the US and visit a lot during our stay. We planned to save the west coast for our last month in the US before our visa expires.
After reading a lot a threads on this forum and also some travel books, we came to an itinerary for our big west coast road trip. I know that a lot of people here are is more experienced than we are in road trip planning so I would like to know if we are missing something or if it's really to tight..
We will be arriving in LA on july the 30th (flight is not booked yet so I don't know what time of the day).
july 31st: LA
august 1st: Universal Studios
August 2nd to august 4th: road toward San francisco 5 we don't know exactly where to make our stops, bu we would like to enjoy the beach..)
august 4th: first night in SF
august 5th and 6th : SF
august 7th: Napa valley maybe overnight in sacramento ( is it a good idea?)
august 8th: road to yosemite, spending the rest of the day and the night at Yosemite.
august 9th: first half of the day still at yosemite and then road to Bishop, mono lake , night in bishop
august 10th: road to death valley, night there
august 11th: death valley ant road to las vegas night in las vegas
august 12th: road to Bryce canyon, day and overnight near Bryce canyon ( or maybe page directly?)
august 13th: antelope canyon, lake powell overnight in Page
august 14th: monument valley night over there or back to page
august 15th : road to flagstaff from page or monument valley
august 16th: grand canyon and night back in flagstaff
august 17th: back to las vegas
august 18th: flight back to philly
the last part ( the loop from vegas to vegas) is not fixed yet because we don't know how long it will take to do all what we want..
If you have any recommandations on where to stop froms LA to SF or any changes because we are really missing something please tell us!
maybe I should precise that we will be 4 person of 22 years old, who wants to see as much as possible but are not that keen into really long hikes ( 2-3 hours is a maximum..)
thank you very much for your answers