I'm currently planning to go on a roadtrip next september in the southwest region!
I'll land in Los Angeles and will have to be back there about 20 days later.
I'd like to visit big cities like LA, Vegas and San Francisco ; but also travel through natural places (national parks, etc.) along the way.
Here, I include the path I've drawn up to now:
Here is what this journey includes right now (I've put brackets around the steps which could be removed if needed):
- Los Angeles
- Palm Springs
- Joshua Tree national park
- (Phoenix) <--- Is there a better or more interesting shortcut?
- (Meteor Crater)
- Grand Canyon national park
- (A detour to see Monument Valley)
- Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend
- (EDIT : Bryce Canyon)
- Vermilion Cliff
- Zion national park
- Las Vegas
- Death Valley
- (Sequoia national park)
- Yosemite national park
- San Francisco
- Trip along the sea to come back in LA
Realistically, I won't be able to cover a longer distance than those 2000-2500 miles.
Are there some must-see places that I have to visit along the road I've drawn?
Do you have some advice to improve this roadtrip?
(even advices aiming to make the trip shorter by eliminating the less interesting parts are welcome)
Thanks in advance for your replies!
Please pardon my english