This year we dit not do a roadtrip USA (we did a South Africa roadtrip).
For next year i'm planning a trip to the states again with about 10 days in Canada.
We are thinking about doing this in a RV and the last few days in a car again.
I've come up with a trip that looks great (i think :)
I would like to say that we have already visited the fist places (Vegas/Bryce/South Rim/Page (antelopeCanyon)/Monument Valley).
But picking up the RV in Vegas is much cheaper than picking it up in Denver for example. And this was a great place and the parks were amazing. So maybe the stay is a bit short in Vegas/Bryce/Grand Canyon for most people but we have already been here and a quick stop will be perfect. So everything above Monument Valley is new for us.
I have come up with the following (we are planning this trip for 4 weeks):
1 flight to Vegas
2 Pickup RV end of the day. Short route to St. Geore
3 From St. George to Bryce. Time left for nice hike in Bryce
4 Morning in Bryce, 3 hours driving to Grand Canyon North Rim. Time left for hike and viewpoints
5 Sunrise in North Rim. Drive to Gouldings Camping Monument Valley. Time left for Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe bend?
6 Wakup in Monument Valley, drive to Arches NP and checkout Arches. Night in Dead horse state park?
7 Dead Horse State Park, Canyonlands. Night in Moab
8 Valley of Goblins and drive to Rock Spring/Vernal
9 Drive to Grand Teton NP. Sleep near Teton NP
10 Sunrise Teton NP, And drive to Yellowstone
11 Watch Yellowstone
12 Leave Yellowstone, Drive to Flathead Lake State Park or Missoula?
13 Glacier NP, night in St. Mary?
14 Hike Glacier NP, and drive Waterton Lakes Canada
15 From Waterton to Banff. Checkout Banff NP
16 Banff NP and area (lake louise, Moraine Lake) sleep near Lake Louise?
17 Boat trips, mountain tops. Sleep near Lake Louise?
18 Drive to Jasper on the Icefields Pkwy
19 Jasper NP
20 Drive to Clearwater and visit Wells Grey Park?
21 Drive from Clearwater to Whistler
22 Drive to Vancouver and visit Vancouver
23 Vancouver visit
24 Drive to Seattle (drop RV, and continue in car). Visit Seattle
25 Visit Seattle
26 Drive to Portland. Japanese Botanocal garden, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Night in Hood River?
27 Multnomah Falls, Drive back from Mount Rainier to Seattle
28 Last check in Seattle, Flight back end of the day
See this link for a Google Maps view.
Any suggestions? Im not sure about the days in Banff. Maybe this will be a day to long...
And yes, it is a lot of driving, but that's ok.
I've done more driving is last trips and it was perfect :)