Gday all. My wife and I will be in SW USA in May 09 and i wanted to bounce a few road trip idea off you. Basic limitations - arrive LAX late on May 11, leave late on May 29. In between, I'm totally flex. Here's what i have so far.....
3 full Days i La, 1 full day San Diego, Drive to Vegas for 2 days. From here, i basically have 10 days to spend. I was hoping to hire an RV in Vegas and do Zion, Bryce, North Rim, Moab and Monument valley in 5 days, back to Vegas then Yosemite, San Fran and coastal drive back to LA in the next 5.
We're used to driving long distances over sparse country (lots of that in Australia), but i get the feeling we're trying to squeeze too much in. I was either going to cut out
- Moab (is arches and canyonland the same sort of "stuff" as Southern Utah?)
- Yosemite (just due to the time it takes to get from LAS to Yosemite) or,
- The Californian coastal drive.
All kind of vague, i know, but with so much to do and so little time, i'm trying to work out which itinerary would give the most value vs time.
Any comments, suggestions, BS flags etc. etc. would be appreciated.
Thanks in Advance
Tik & Nat