Just registered on this forum looking for some suggestions and guidance to make this road trip possible. I have done a little bit of search but didn't have much luck in finding details for this route. I know some of you would be thinking why not Fly... ? basically the whole idea of this trip is to cover as many places as we can while enjoying the scenic view / landscapes along the route.
During of the trip: 15-16 days i.e. Dec 20th - Jan 4th
Group: 4-5 guys in mid 20s
Budget: $1000-$1500 per person (all inclusive i.e gas, accommodation, food expense e.t.c)
•Toronto leaving on Dec 20th
•Colorado Springs ---> Not sure if this would be a good idea during late DEC - weather conditions, the other option would be to go further south via New Mexico ... suggestions ?
-Great Sand Dunes National Park
-Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
-Colorado National Mon
•Las Vegas 3-4 days stay
•Death Valley, California
•Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley
•Los Angeles, California
•Hwy 1 Costal route
-Yosemite National Park, California
-Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
•Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
•Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South Dakota
•Toronto back on Jan 4th
The itinerary above is basically what i have gathered after searching in the last few days. The bold regions above are main places where we would like to visit in general and the rest would be areas that we might stop along the way. Can some one please help us plan our trip and help us suggest few things ?
- Approximate days (time) we should look to spend at each location?
- Where are some good stops / attractions along the route (national parks, landmarks)?
- Key locations (i.e. beaches and nightlife) to possibly spend a day or two in California.
I would appreciate any sort of suggestions that you may have. thanks!