Me and my girlfriend, we're norwegians by the way, are planning a 3-week long road trip in 2012, (we need to save some money before we go), and have planned the following route:
Day 1: Arrive in San Francisco and drive down to Monterey.
Day 2: Drive Highway 1 from Monterey down to Cambria, stopping at Hearst Castle.
Day 3: Cambria --> Los Angeles, checking out Santa Monica beach and Venice beach.
Day 4-5: Sightseeing in Los Angeles
Day 6: Los Angeles --> Barstow, with a little driving in Joshua Tree National Park.
Day 7: Barstow --> Las Vegas
Day 8-9: Doing Las Vegas
Day 10: Las Vegas --> Williams, stopping at Hoover Dam
Day 11: Williams --> Page, stopping at the Grand Canyon and perhaps take a little walk.
Day 12: Page --> Moab, stopping at Antalope Canyon, and maby check out Monument Valley if we have time.
Day 13: Moab, renting ATV's or something and sightseeing in the Canyonlands
Day 14: Moab --> Ely, stopping at either Arches National Park or Great Basin National Park.
Day 15: Ely --> Death Valley
Day 16: Death Valley --> Mammoth Lakes
Day 17: Mammoth Lakes --> Santa Rosa, driving through Yosemite National Park, and stopping at some viewpoints and maby taking a short guided tour.
Day 18: Santa Rosa --> San Francisco, stopping at a vineyard in Napa Valley.
Day 19-20: San Francisco
Is this doable in the given amount of time?
Are we missing anything spectacular, should we spend more time in a place to really get the most out of it?
Hope you can give me feedback on this route.
Thanks in advance!