Beginning stages of planning a 20 day road trip around the western US. Flying in from New England to Seattle. I have Never been out to the western US except vegas for a week so i would like to see as much as possible without rushing through places. Planning on doing a mixture of staying in hotels and camping; probably more camping giving the NP's we(2 of us) would like to visit. We will be doing this late July early August. Below i added a preliminary itinerary and a map of our initial plan for a road trip. The colors represent the days. I would like some input and feedback as to whether or not this trip might be a little to much for 20 days and alternatives to the route i have chosen. Major points of interest we want to keep are, the CA coast, redwood forest, SF, Yosemite, Vegas, Grand Canyon, Utah, and Yellowstone. We would like to go to Glacier NP but it might make this trip a little to much if so i would appreciate feedback as to what route to take or what to do after Yellowstone, as well as suggestions on must see/do places in the western US. Any feedback at all is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
20 day Road trip starting in Seattle.
1 night in Seattle
1 night somewhere along the Oregon coast
1 Night in Northern CA
2 Nights in SF
1 day in Santa Cruz stay somewhere outside of Yosemite to get there early in the am for first come first serve camping
2 nights in Yosemite NP
2 nights in LV
1 day to see grand canyon north rim, stay somewhere in Southern UT
1 night in Capitol Reef NP after visiting Zion NP
1 night near Arches NP
2 nights in Yellowstone NP
2 nights in Glacier NP
1 night around Spokane WA?
1 night near mt Rainer
last night Seattle
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