Could somebody please help me with the following. We (me,girlfriend and two kids, 12 and 14) are flying into San Francisco on July 13. On 2 August we fly to New York. During this time I would love to see as much of California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada as I can. But being an Irish guy living in Holland, I'm not used to planning trips for the distance involved.
I've made a plan but I don't know whether its feasible of not.
Day 1 arrive in SF
Day 2 SF
Day 3 Monterey, 17 mile drive, Big Sur, San Luis Obispo
Day 4 San Luis Obispo, LA
Day 5 LA
Day 6 LA
Day 7 LA, Joshua National Park, Lake Havasu City (is there an alternative to Lake Havisu?)
Day 8 Lake Havesu City, Oatman, Kingman,Seligman, Williams (route 66)
Day 9 Williams, Grand Canyon, Page
Day 10 Page, Kayenta, Monument Valley, Page
Day 11 Page, Bryce Canyon, Page
Day 12 Page (Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge)
Day 13 Page, Zion NP, Las Vegas
Day 14 Las Vegas
Day 15 Las Vegas, Beatty,(Rhyolite), Death Valley, Bishop
Day 16 Bishop, Lee Vining, Lake Mono,Bodie, Lee Vining
Day 17 Lee Vining, Yosemite, Oakhurst
Day 18 Oakhurst, Sequoia NP, ??
Day 19 Arrive in San Francisco
Day 20 Fly to New York
I would really appreciate any tips and comments. Is it wise to use Page/Lake Powell as a base for exploring Monument Valley and Bryce Canyon? Where can I go in between Sequoia and SF?