I have been looking through some threads here in a while to get some ideas what places to visit and where to stay. So I will be leaving for California on September 1st.
I have set up a route from San Francisco until Las Vegas already and need some expert opinions if it is managable or if I am missing out on some great places. All dates are variable but the dates in Las Vegas. I dont want to stay there on the weekend because it would be too expensive.
Also I need some tips on how to go after Las Vegas if I want to stop in Yosemite Park on my way to Sacramento, where I would like to arrive on the 17th to visit my host family. So here we go.
Tue 01.09.09 - 02.09.09 San Francisco 1 N
Wed 02.09.09 - 03.09.09 Monterey 1 N
Thu 03.09.09 - 04.09.09 San Luis Obispo 1 N
Fr 04.09.09 - 06.09.09 Los Angeles 2 N
Sun 06.09.09 - 07.09.09 Lake Havasu City 1 N,
Mo 07.09.09 - 08.09.09 Grand Canyon 1 N
Tue 08.09.09 - 09.09.09 Monument Vally / Kayenta 1 N,
Wed 09.09.09 - 11.09.09 Moab 2 N
Fr 11.09.09 - 12.09.09 Tropic Bryce Canyon 1 N,
Sat 12.09.09 - 13.09.09 Valley of Fire
Sun 13.09.09 - 15.09.09 Las Vegas
Attached you can see the route on google maps. Also we would taking a tent with us to save some money and to experience the national parks more.
If you have any suggestions on what camping places to stay at please tell me.
I will be getting a Annual Pass for the National Parks. If this route stays like it is I must pay entry fee to pass the parks right? And I would drive through several up in Utah.
Ok thanks in advance for your help. ;)