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  1. Default Vegas, Grand Canyon, LA & San Diego


    Next June my GF and I want to go on a roadtrip for 2 weeks to the above places.

    I was thinking 2 nights in Vegas followed by 1 or 2 nights around the Grand Canyon then driving onto LA and then San Diego.

    Do you think this would be the best order to drive it?

    Any tips appreciated



  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Southern California


    Welcome to RTA!

    Are you flying into LV, out of LV? How long do you have for the entire trip? It's helpful to us to see the bigger picture, so we can give you better advice.

    If it's a loop, I'd do LV - Grand Canyon - San Diego - LA - back to LV. Or reverse the order, LV-LA-SD-GCNP-LV.


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    Hi Donna
    sorry missed off some key info!
    The trip would be about 2 weeks total and would be a point point rather then loop back to fky out of the same airport.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Airfares and car rentals are usually cheaper if you do a loop. It's only an extra 5 hours driving to complete the loop.

    Donna has the order right no matter how you do it.

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    So its better to go from Grand Canyon - SD - LA rather than Grand Canyon - LA - SD

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    It would save you some miles to go to San Diego before LA (if you look at a map, San Diego is quite a bit farther east).

    Presumably, if you're flying somewhere at the end of this trip, you'd have a lot more options leaving from LAX too.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Southern California


    Many times, flying out of San Diego will bring you through LAX (ugh!) anyway. Or requires a puddle-jumper to get anywhere of substance. Or just costs a lot more. If this were me, I'd make it a loop trip out of either LV or LAX (wherever the better/cheaper flights are). The rental car will cost less, as GLC mentioned.


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