This is my first post on this forum so please be gentle with me :-)
Having narrowed down and narrowed down and narrowed down some more we have decided to have our honeymoon in California/South West US driving from San Francisco to San Francisco in the space of around 3 weeks.
Originally the plan was to go San Fran (2 nights) - Yosemite (2 nights) - Death Valley (1 night) - Zion NP (2 nights) - Lake Powell (2 nights) - Grand Canyon (3 nights) - Joshua NP (1 night) - Santa Barbara (1 night) - Carmel (1 night) - San Francisco (2 nights) over the course of 20 nights in June (the above only covers 17 nights but gives us a bit of leeway), BUT, the more I look at it the more I realise how huge this area of country is and how many miles we're going to have to cover. Having read in another post how it would be better to do the LA to San Fran stint North to South I might choose to do this in reverse now but my questions still remain:
- Is this an achievable route? Balancing the "seeing things" with "relaxing and enjoying"
- Have I chosen the best things to see in the best way? If any of those things were to be removed or swapped which would they be?
- Is this a good time of year to go and see these things?
Any help would be appreciated.