Hi in July me and 3 friends are planing a trip to Grand Canyon and back we are all in our mid 20s, we are traveling with a Camper so motel and hotel are out of the questions, however the key to this trip being a success is the ROUTE.
I am from Europe and never have done a road trip in USA however i have been in the major towns along the route.
We would pick up the camper in Vancouver then have 9 days to complete our journey.
We were planing to do most of the sight seeing on the way down and take our time to get to vegas if we leave Monday we would like to be be in vegas by Friday or Saturday giving us up to 6 days to get to vegas and then 3 days to get back to Vancouver.
We have a rough idea on the route we want to take but i rather take advice from people who have traveled on these routes.
We are open to both the 101 and 5 to get down to LA
Day 1 Seattle to Olympic NP
Day2- Olymic NP to Portland.
Day 3 - Portland - Columbia River Gorge- The Dalles and across to Crater Lake NP
Day 4 - Crater Lake to Cresent City. - Redwood - Avenue of the Giants - Fort Braggs and onto San Francisco.
Day 5- San francisco and drive in the afternoon to vegas
This is just rough rough outline i saw on this forum would you guys think this good route for us ?
Day 5 will be spend in the city of sin
Day 6 we would go to Grand Canyon and then have 3 days to drive back to vancouver however i have never been that deep into in america so i have no idea what we should see when we go from Grand Canyon to Vancouver
Thank you all for your help ! looking forwards to using your input to plan our trip