Hello, I've got approx 3wks for a roadtrip starting in San Francisco second week in April. Like a lot of people, the challenge is to fit in lots of great places while still seeping up the some of the atmosphere that comes from staying a bit longer in one place.
So far, I've got San Francisco 2 or 3 nights then onto either Napa or Sonomora (maybe visiting a hot spring or going on a bus tour). Then pass through Sacramento onto Lake Tohoe (I'd like to go snowshoe walking or cross-country ski lesson) but not sure if one day is enough. Then onto Yosemite for two nights. Sequoina/Kings Valley one day then Death valley one day/night. One night/day Las Vegas. Visit Hoover Dam/Moave dessert?
The part I've got booked is 17-20 train trip to Grand Canyon.
Then 10 days left for Flagstaff to Sedona to Prescott.
Not sure whether to go to Phoenix with main aim of Tuscon (I've heard good things). Then back to Phoenix and onto San Diego but via interesting route (seen another thread on this). Then LA, rest of the time up the coast back to San Francisco.
I could reduce the coastal time and go to Las Vegas after the Grand Canyon trip? Or cut out something else? It's a long post. Any tips would be welcome.