Hi there !
I'm planning a trip to the US in June next year with my wife and our 3 yo old. It will be the first time in the US for us.
We will have (just) 19 days in total for us, and so far I have come up with two itineraries:
Day 1 Flight Denmark - San Francisco
Day 2 San Francisco
Day 3 San Francisco
Day 4 San Francisco
Day 5 Drive San Francisco - San Luis Obispo
Day 6 Drive - Los Angeles
Day 7 Los Angeles
Day 8 Los Angeles
Day 9 Los Angeles
Day 10 Drive Los Angeles - Oatman, Az
Day 11 Drive Oatman - Grand Canyon
Day 12 Drive Grand Canyon - Monument Valley/Kayenta
Day 13 Drive Monument Valley/Kayenta - Bryce Canyon
Day 14 Drive Bryce Canyon - Zion - Las Vegas
Day 15 Las Vegas
Day 16 DriveLas Vegas - Death Valley NP
Day 17 Drive Death Valley - Yosemite NP
Day 18 Drive Yosemite NP - San Francisco
Dau 19 Flight San Francisco - Denmark
or # 2:
Day 1 Flight Denmark- NYC
Day 2 NYC
Day 3 NYC
Day 4 Flight NYC - Phoenix and Drive Grand Canyon
Day 5 Drive Grand Canyon - Monument Valley/Kayenta
Day 6 Drive Monument Valley/Kayenta - Bryce Canyon
Day 7 Drive Bryce Canyon - Zion - Las Vegas
Day 8 Las Vegas
Day 9 Drive Las Vegas - Death Valley NP
Day 10 Drive Death Valley - Yosemite NP
Day 11 Drive Yosemite NP - San Francisco
Day 12 San Francisco
Day 13 San Francisco
Day 14 San Francisco
Day 15 Drive San Francisco - San Luis Obispo
Day 16 Drive - Los Angeles
Day 17 Los Angeles
Day 18 Los Angeles
Day 19 Flight Los Angeles - Denmark
In the first option we will get to see the strech between LA and Grand Canyon - some of the old Route 66 and Huckleberry etc.
In the second option we will have two days in NYC in stead.
Which you prefer if you were a first time visitor ? And what are your opinion of the scheduled driving days?
Thanks in advance.