I have been working on our 3 week trip out west. My husband and I will be traveling in a rented minivan with our 2 kids, ages 9 and 11. I was hoping to get some feedback and comments about the following itinerary. In addition, we would love any tips or recommendations you would be so kind to share. Thanks so much!
Day 1. Monday June 20th. Arrive Oakland. Drive to Oakdale, CA stay the night in a hotel.
Day 2. Tuesday June 21.One night in Yosemite Tuolumne Meadows
Day 3. Wednesday June 22. Hike around Yosemite Tuolumne Meadows and drive down to Yosemite Valley to check into Half Dome Village (glamping) where we stay rest of time in Yosemite.
Day 4. Thursday June 23 Yosemite
Day 5. Friday June 24. Yosemite
Day 6. Saturday June 25. Check out early and drive to Sequoia (stay in park)
Day 7. Sunday June 26. Enjoy Sequoia for entire day and leave around dinner to drive to Ridgecrest, CA. Stay night at Ridgecrest, CA
Day 8. Monday June 27 Drive from Ridgecrest (leave early) through Death Valley through Red Rocks Canyon to check into hotel in Vegas (we will be staying at time share in Vegas and just taking one road trip to Grand Canyon…here we can do laundry and relax a bit)
Day 9 Tuesday June 28. Relax in Vegas by pool. Go see Cirque du Soleil at 7
Day 10. Wednesday June 29. Get up early drive to Hoover Dam, take tour of dam and river canyon cruise. Then drive to Grand Canyon and stay over at Bright Angel Lodge
Day 11. Thursday. June 30. Spend day at Grand Canyon then drive back later in day to hotel in Vegas.
Day 12. Friday. July 1. Relax at hotel in Vegas
Day 13. Saturday, July 2. Check out of time share midday and drive to Zion National Park; stay at hotel in Zion
Day 14. Sunday, July 3. Enjoy Zion National Park
Day 15. Monday, July 4. Morning at Zion then drive to Salt Lake City to stay over night.
Day 16. Tuesday, July 5. Drive to Grand Teton and explore; then check into Canyon Lodge at Yellowstone.
Day 17. Wednesday, July 6 Yellowstone
Day 18. Thursday, July 7. Yellowstone
Day 19. Friday, July 8. Yellowstone
Day 20 Saturday, July 9. Wake up early and drive to Salt Lake City airport to fly home