This is a great forum. My friends and I have decided to take a road trip and I have been poring over the forum topics trying to learn everything I can. Weíre thinking of going in May or June of 2008. I know itís a year away, but Iím too excited to not start planning. We were going to drive from Miami to California, but thought it might be too much to do comfortably in a max of 14 days.
Here are the basic details:
Days 1-2: Fly into Phoenix or Albuquerque.
Days 3-5 Drive to Flagstaff and use that as our home base to check out the Grand Canyon.
Days 5-6: Depart Flagstaff for Vegas.
Day 7: Depart Vegas for San Simeon. Overnight at San Simeon.
Day 8-10: Depart San Simeon / Arrive in San Francisco. We want to take Highway One up to Monterey and take the 101 the rest of the way to San Francisco
Day 11: Depart San Francisco for home (flying).
As I did my research of course some questions popped up.
Is this a doable timeframe?
Should we fly in to Phoenix or Albuquerque?
Should we stay in Flagstaff or Williams?
Is it worth it to drive Highway 1 all the way up to San Francisco?
If we have to choose between the Mojave and Death Valley, which should we choose?
The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, The Hoover Dam, and San Francisco are our only must-sees. Is there anything we are missing that we should definitely fit in?
I appreciate any advice you have to offer.