We're a UK couple that has saved far a few years for thisonce in a lifetime trip. I have chopped and changed so many things I'm going crazy!
The thing I did not realise when planning was the distance between places I had planned to visit, although this is a road trip only I drive but I also want to enjoy the route rarther than just pass through it. I initially was hoping to book all the hotels in advance but decided against this as we didn't want to be tied to a timetable. We have 23 days to get in as much as possible before heading home. I have already booked the following.
3rd june New York 3 nights ( hotel booked)
Booked my own flights with JetBlue to Las Vegas, wasn't expecting a 5.3hr flight !
MGM grand 2 nights.(already booked)
Pick up hire car and drive to grand canyon 2 nights (already booked)
Now this is were I'm a little stuck. Our next stop is Death Valley, from the canyon this is a 6 hr drive, bit too much so was toying with 1 night Sedona, but even from here its a long drive to Death Valley. Should 1 stop 1 night in Vegas instead, or is there a better route? I want to take in some part of the historic route 66.From Death Valley we head to yosemeti national park, not booked either in advance for this, I know it's a risk but like I said we don't want to be tied to timetable, hopefully we will find somewhere to stay. From yosemeti onto San Francisco for maybe 3-4 nights. From here we travel down the big sur stoping somewhere half way then to Los Angeles for approx 4 nights were we dump the car and fly home.
Do you think this to be manageable ? And could you offer some advice on the route from the canyon to Death Valley.
It is possible for me to change my canyon dates if there was a better route to take.
Many thanks in advance.