I have been at my wits end to plan this road trip that my family and I decided to take. If only I had seen this forum sooner. Any advice on places to see and "not to miss routes/places" would be great.
We are starting our trip from Indy next week with the intention of visiting Colorado, Utah, NV and CA. After hearing so much about these places, its very confusing to choose which ones to visit and which ones I can afford to miss.
Time, we dont have: just 12 days.
What we are planning now is to go straight to Colorado springs.
Visit Garden of The Gods, Cave of the winds, Seven Falls.
drive through the Pikes Peak HWY, take the US 24 to Aspen touching the Independence Pass.
Visit Maroon Bells, the gondola, etc.
Drive through Utah to Vegas. Touch one of the national Parks (Arches, Bryce, Zion?)
Vegas to LA. LA to San Francisco touching Big Sur.
We have absolutely no idea what to do at LA and San Francisco except for going to Disneyland(for the kids) and seeing the Golden Gate Bridge.
We plan to come back through Nevada, Utah, Colorado/Nebraska(one of those) and back to Indy.
Any suggestions of what not to miss and any tips would be helpful and appreciated. Also is this trip possible given the time frame.