Me and my girlfriend (from Brussels, Europe) are planning a trip!
Next year, around may/june, we're going to America for the first time.
I would spend a few days in Vegas first to kick my jetlag...
Than the following days would happen:
1 : Las Vegas - Kingman 105 miles
2 : Kingman - Grand Canyon South Rim Entrance 172 miles
3 : Grand Canyon - Kayenta via Tuba City 154 miles
4 : Kayenta - Route 163 Monument Valley (navajo region) 64 miles
5 : Kayenta - Lake Powell 101 miles
6 : Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon 154 miles
7 : Bryce Canyon - Zion National Park 85 miles
8 9 10 : Zion NP (stay there to relax and enjoy the nature)
> right here i'm stuck...
12 : June Lake
13 14 15 : Yosemite National Park
16 : Yosemite NP - San Francisco
17 : San Francisco
18 : San Francisco - Brussels
With number 11 I'm a little stuck, to pass from Zion to June Lake (near Yosemite).
I read somewhere that it's possible to go through Great Basin in 1 day. But I couldn't find the right roads. The roads I found were too long, or too much small roads, no highways... unless the Extraterrestral Highway nearby (is that a good one to visit?).
The routemap www.us.map24.com leads me back to Las Vegas to go around Death Valley... but it also takes + 15 hours...
Or via Cedar City >>> Pioche (Panaca) >>> Tonopah >>> June Lake ... but it takes a few days too probably.
And how to find a hostel in the desert, there?
Of is it best with a camper?
How would you guys do that in a minimum time scheme ?