Many thanks in advance for any advice on the following route. I've done my research online but wanted an expert opinion from some of this excellent forum's members. We are three young adults from London, England. We arrive in Los Angeles at the beginning of July and fly out exactly 3 weeks later. We have hired a convertible car which must be picked up and dropped off at LAX. Our (very early stages) planned route is as follows:
LA - San Fran - Napa Valley - Crater Lake - Yellowstone - Salt Lake City - Arches National Park - Monument Valley - Zion/Bryce Canyon - Grand Canyon - Las Vegas - LA
This is about ~3500 miles, but we have all three of us insured to drive.
Firstly, is this route too much? The other potential route is to go to Yosemite from SF/Napa and skip Yellowstone, then after Yosemite head across country to Salt Lake City and continue the route form there. This would save the miles going up to Wyoming etc:
LA - San Fran - Napa Valley - Yosemite - Mammoth Lakes - Salt Lake City - Arches National Park - Monument Valley - Zion/Bryce Canyon - Grand Canyon - Las Vegas - LA
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!