My boyfriend and me, we are planning a short road trip (just a week), starting in L.A.. We want to leave L.A. at December 30th and have already booked a room in Las Vegas for two nights... New Year's in Vegas, gonna be awesome :)
We wanna leave Las Vegas Jan. 1st and got ~5/6 more days ... we thought about Grand Canyoin, Yosemite National Park and visiting Sequoia National Park on our way back to Los Angeles... We both have never done a road trip, we are from Germany and don't know anything about the roads, the climate and things like that.
Is there somebody out there who would like to help us a little bit? Do you think the route is doable in this time? (You have to know that only one of us has a driver's licence) Are there places we won't be able to drive to because of the weather? Any recommendations about which route to take, which rim to visit, where to stay etc.? Do you think we have to book our hotels in advance? Is is necessary to have a GPS or are maps enough for such a short trip?
We are both young and spontanious, we do not care about spending a night in the car ... we hitchhiked from Germany all the way through Italy this summer and adventures are no problem for us ... We just want to make sure that we don't get into problems with the weather or miss a gorgeous place :)
Hope that somebody is out there who is willing to share some experiences and tips with us newbies :)