i've planned the following trip starting from mai 30th to june 15th!
i hope your advices will help me to make good choices for my road trip before i leave US!
i wish to visit in Utah and arizona Arches, Bryce canyon - maybe a navarro reserve - grand canyon and las vegas.
then i intend to continue my trip to LA then hitting the highway 1 up to san francisco and visiting nappa valley.
this trip is pretty ambitious what do you think in term of length?
well my first problem is car rental : i wish to rent a car next to Arches so i can continue to go West without loosing time starting my trip in vegas visiting the national parks and going back to Vegas!
I've found Moab airport but car rental CAR are really expensive there.
the closiest big airport is salt lake city but still 4 hours drive from Arches.
What other Big city or airport would you recommand to me the closiest possible from Arches so i can get a cheaper car rental from there?
as i will hit the road alone any recommandations would be welcome!
if you have advices about cheap car rental, combo with plane ticket, cheaper national park entrance would be great.
im trying to save time in my trip which is why i wanted to start my trip in moab but the price is not possible. that would be a one way rental (return to a different destination. will start rental in moab/salt lake city/las vegas and would like to drop the car in san francisco)
so to sum up:
- from which closiest airport/town to Arches should i get to have good car rental price? (las vegas is futher but as it is more popular we can find better deals there)
- how long would you spend in each national parks? are 2 days for each enough?
-for arches, bryce canyon, grand canyon what would be the cheap hostel you would recommand? not too far from the parks (maybe inside) but no dormatory if possible
-is the highway 1 the best option to get good landscape and nice ride from LA to san francisco?
THank you all in advance!