first of all: very nice board and forum here, exactly the one I was looking for.
I'm from Germany and planning a trip trough the southwest of the US this September with my girlfriend. First I wanted to book it trough an agency but in the end I decided to plan and book everything by myself. So far I have all the hotels and motels together and booked.
The Trip will start in LA and will end in LA 16 days later.
The route planned is:
LA (2day) - Palm Springs (1 night) - Williams (1 night) - Grand Canyon (option the same day drive to monument valley) - Page (1 night) - Bryce Canyon (1 night) - Las Vegas (2 nights) - Sequoia National Park (1 night) - Yosemite National Park (2 nights) - San Francisco (3 nights) - Grover Beach (1 night) - LA (5 nights Redondo beach at the end)
I have one question, I would love to see death valley. So far I planned to drive directly from Vegas to Sequoia south of death valley. The trip is already really long that day, but still it would be great to drive trough death valley. So now I'm not sure what to do! What would you suggest, I think trough death valley it's a 3 hour extension on the drive. Would you reccomend to do it anyways? I can't change or ad a day to the trip, so I can only press it in there or leave it out.
Thank a lot, Tyler