My girlfriend and I are coming to the US from New Zealand for a month in September 2010, a year away. Im just starting to do so basic planning now so we make sure we do everything we can and would like any suggestions and thoughts on our time table if its doable or not. I have been to LA and Vegas about 10 years ago but my girlfriend hasnt been to the States at all. We are late 20s to early 30s and want to see and do the tourist things but also get out and see the countryside too.
We are planing on flying into LA and will have 5 night accomodation there and will also have a rental car for the whole trip. We are planning on spending a maximum of a month in the US.
So in LA we have 5 nights and will do the tourist thing but its after this i need some suggestions. We will also stay in a mix of backpackers and hotels (Vegas). Would we need to book in advance for these if travelling in September?
Heres the plan -
10-11 Grand Canyon
11-12 Monument Valley
16-17 Death Valley
21-26 San Fran
27-30 Down coast to LA
Is this doable? We dont want to feel like we are dirving all the time so we have time to relax and really check out the areas. What are the 'must not miss' things in those areas?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much