Hi there. I'm planning a trip from the UK at the beginning of November for four adults (2 couples). The finishing point will be Palm Springs as friends have booked time share there. My planned itinerary is below. I can't change the overall number of days as flights are booked, but I'd appreciate any thoughts about it, especially any particular recommendations for places to stay / tips about where we're going. At that time of year would we be better booking accommodation in advance or waiting until we're there? If in advance, as early as possible or aim for a last minute deal? I'd also appreciate if my projected driving times look way off!
Day 1 arrive LA, spend night in LA
Day 2 drive (approx 5 hours) north on coastal route, stop overnight on route
Day 3 continue on to San Francisco (approx 5 hours), 2 nights stay
Day 4 San Francisco
Day 5 drive (approx 3 and 1/2 hours) to Yosemite, stopover in that area
Day 6 drive via Death Valley (approx approx 6-7 hours) to Las Vegas, 2 nights stay
Day 7 Las Vegas
Day 8 drive to Flagstaff via Hoover Dam (approx 4 hours), 2 nights stay
Day 9 Grand Canyon
Day 10 drive to Palm Springs, possibly via Phoenix (approx 6-7 hours)
Thanks in anticipation. I'm getting excited already!