We are a couple in our twenties taking a road trip starting at the end of May for 3 weeks (20 full days).
We are flying from London into Seattle, hiring a car and planning to drive along Route 1, finally flying home from Los Angeles.
We have a rough outline of where we want to go, but would like to know if it is realistic for the amount of time we have.
Also, do you think we are we missing out on anywhere in particular?
We are still quite vague on several areas.
Here is our rough plan:
Day 1 - Arrive in Seattle (evening)
Day 3 - Leave Seattle for Portland.
Day 5 - Leave Portland
Day 5/6 - Redwood National Park? Any other areas you would suggest?
Day 7 - Arrive San Francisco
Day 10 - Leave San Francisco
Day 10/11/12 - Big Sur? Carmel? Santa Barbara? Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Yosemite? (Not all of this but we are unsure what to see).
Day 13/14 - Los Angeles
Day 15 - Las Vegas
Day 17 - Grand Canyon
Day 18 - Back to LA
Day 19/20 - San Diego?
Day 21 - Fly home from LA.
We have a problem here - we want to complete the drive to LA but are we wasting our time driving from LA to Las Vegas/ Grand Canyon then back again? Should we drive towards Grand Canyon from further up the coast?
Any information you could give us would be really appreciated.
Thanks very much!