Myself and the Mrs are currently planning a trip for the end of February. It's Tuesday-Friday, 10 days.
Having bought a map of the area, and mooching around the internet, here's what we've got so far:
Fly into LA on Tuesday 16th, Pick up the car (some SUV thing)
Next job is visit San Francisco, where Kate's aunty lives. Stay there until Sunday 21st. So we have Tuesday to Friday to drive up CA-1 and take in some sights etc.
Leave SF on Sunday and head to Yosemite, then Vegas. If there's time then over to Grand Canyon, then back to LA for the flight back on Friday.
It's 1500 miles without the grand canyon, or about 1900 with, so we'll decide on that when the time comes.
So basically, I wonder if anyone can help me on some points:
- are we likely to encounter snow, mild weather or hot weather at various points?
- are there any rare events/festivals etc happening in the area while we're there? It'd be good to see some bands while we're there, especially ska/punk/reggae etc
- If we were to try camping instead of hotels and motels, are there likely to be plenty of sites on this loop or are they only in certain places?
Oh by the way we're English, in case that makes any difference :)
Jon & Kate