I wanted your advice on a trip that I am planning with my family this summer. After spending a few days in Las Vegas we pick up our car and want to drive to Los Angeles via the Grand Canyon and Death Valley.
Sat 2nd Aug Pick up car, drive to Grand Canyon
Sun 3rd Aug Stay in Grand Canyon
Mon 4th Aug Drive to Death Valley
Tue 5th Aug Drive to Los Angeles
Once in LA we want to visit the main sites before heading to somewhere on the coast for a few days stay.
I read in other posts that the north rim of the GC is less crowded, are the views there as good as in the south? If we do stay at the north rim then this will probably mean missing the Hoover dam, is this worth a detour?
Are there any other places that you would recomend visiting as well? I had hoped to also see Sequoia National Park but this eems just too far out of the way to justify the trip, is there anywhere else the trees can be seen?
Any advice on the LA end of the trip would be welcome as well! The overall idea is to spend about a week touring and then a week recovering!