I am in the early stages of planning the dream roadtrip to the states. Saved up for over 2 years and now am ready to make the first bookings. Plan to travel for 18 days in early sept 2014.
day 1. arrive Las vegas stay till day 3
day 3. collect a hire car, maybe a small suv, (there are only the 2 of us) drive to Bryce stay overnight
day 4. explore Bryce, stay overnight
day 5. leave early, drive to zion, explore zion, stay overnight, (springdale?)
day 6. drive to death valley junction, stay overnight
day 7. drive through dv, exploring all, stopping in either dv, or going on to lone pine. which is best?
day 7. onto lee vining, overnight
day 8 lee vining to Yosemite valley, don't know where to stop, any suggestions?
day 9 in Yosemite, stay overnight again
day10. now here the tricky bit, we want to travel along the big sur in a convertible mustang, thought about going via fresno airport and swapping suv for mustang (possible?) then continuing down to cambria, stopping overnight
day 11. cambria to carmel, overnight
day 12. carmel to sf, hand in car
day 13-17 sf.
don't need to go to grand canyon or hoover dam, already done that.
hows this all sound?
any tips on places to stay, don't want to spend a fortune, I know Yosemite can be pricy.
is the car hire swap possible, and can anyone recommend a good car hire company, being a brit we don't like to take risks so would want all insurances with car.
any tips from you experts out there will me much apprediated.