My partner are travelling from New Zealand to LA in mid December, and will be travelling around in a SUV until mid January. We have all our a com and flights booked so were now just finalising how we go about getting from A to B, and we have some flexibility. Below are the dates and we'd love to hear what you think, so we don't miss anything along the way :)
28 Dec: driving from L.A to Vegas. We would have spent the day at Universal Studios so will be mid afternoon when we set off. We'll be here for six days (plus the days we arrive and leave) and still have room to see attractions at this point.
4 Jan: Driving from Vegas to Reno. Staying the night in the Reno area though I haven't booked this yet, and we're open to ideas. Will it be snowing or icy? We're both confident drivers and drive similar vehicles at home (and in the snow) but want to be prepared.
5 Jan: Driving from Reno to San Francisco, and will call in to Lake Tahoe. We have a bit of time still free if there's good suggestions here.
8 Jan: Leaving San Francisco and driving to L.A. Our accommodation is south of the city, I think it's called Capistrano Beach? We're here for six days (plus the days we arrive and leave) and we still have time for attractions. We're keen to drive down the coast to San Diego etc.
15 Jan: we head up to Santa Monica for three nights before heading home. Most of this time will probably be spent shopping and relaxing but were open to ideas.
As you can probably tell, we are beach bums, like the outdoors, and want to enjoy whatever is on offer. We have a few thrill adventures in and amongst our trip but were aware that we don't know what we don't know - so throw it all at us!