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  1. Default First Time Road Trip (from UK)

    Hi there everyone

    In the Summer (probably August time) I am coming over to the States with my girlfriend for a 2 week vacation. The idea is to fly in to New york and stay for 3 nights - then grab an internal US flight to San Francisco. Spend 3 nights here, then spend 4 days getting to Las Vegas, and then have 4 nights gambling - returning to the UK from Vegas.

    I will be renting a car to drive from San Francisco to Vegas - and would like to visit a few places on the way - make it a bit of a road trip. One big one is going to the Grand Canyon. I'd have 4 nights to get to Vegas and each night would like to stop in a different town as I get closer. Happy to drive in 5 or 6 hour chunks each day, more if need be.

    Can anyone suggest an itinerary or great places to visit as I go from San Francisco to Vegas - over a 4 night period. Obviously, i'm going down a bit to Arizona to then go up to Nevada - but i think it's achievable and i'll be able to take in some nice scenery and attractions.


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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default This Might Work

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America forum.

    With 4 days of 6 to 7 hour chunks of driving, you can see a few of the best sights the western US has to offer on your journey from San Francisco to Las Vegas. On Day 1, leave San Francisco and head to Yosemite National Park, drive through the park, hike, etc. and end the day at Mammoth Lakes, CA. On Day 2, go down through Death Valley National Park and finish at Pahrump, NV. A word of warning here: in August, be sure that your car's air conditioner is in top working order and that you bring LOTs of water. Daytime temperatures can easily reach 120ºF (49ºC) and it might only cool off to 90/32 at night. On Day 3, make the drive to the Grand Canyon and whet your appetite for Las Vegas as you drive through. On Day 4, see the canyon and then make the 5 hour drive back to Las Vegas.


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