I am a 25yr old from the UK who is taking part on my first travelling experience so am unsure on forms of transport and what sites to see etc so am hoping you can help me plan a route to help me get the most out of this experience.
My situation is I have been in LA for 2weeks now staying with a friend and am moving to Park City in Utah by the 27th of November for the start of the Ski season. So i have my destination but would like to see other parts of the US while on my way. My plan is to go to San Francisco via Greyhound bus on Wed 17th Nov and stay there for 2/3nights in the Downtown Hostel (if any of you have stayed here some feedback would be appreciated). If there are any sites in San Francisco you think I should definately check out please let me know. Nothing has been booked yet so if anyone feels they have a better plan please tell.
From San Francisco I would like to travel towards Yosemite national park, onto death valley and then the Grand Canyon - I was in Vegas last week but it was more to party rather than seeing the sites so I have had the Vegas experience but would like to go back and see the scenery!
I have not set my route in stone so I am open to suggestions, if there are any sites you think I should definately see please let me know as I would like to get as much out of my trip as possible!!
I am trying to find the best way of transport from San Francisco? I can drive but ideally I would like to keep costs to a minimum and would feel a lot more comfortable on a bus. I have looked into the greyhound buses but could only find long distance trips - is this correct??
I have no knowledge on the buses in the US so i do not know if it is possible to get buses to each location. I have also looked at tours such as trekamerica but I feel they are way too expensive!
I am looking to be travellin anythin from 5 - 10 days. As previously mentioned I would like to be in Park City for the 27th Nov so from the Grand Canyon would be looking to make my way North up to Utah so would like to know what is worth visiting while travellin North??
Also i will need to find accomodation for the trip - i mainly have hostels in mind again to keep the cost at a minimum so if you have any recommendations please pass them on.
As you can see I am inexperienced so am in great need of guidance and tips to make my journey stress free and full of life changing experiences!!
I hope you can help!
Many thanks in advance