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  1. Default San Francisco - Grand Canyon, in only three days

    We are two 22 year old girls from Norway that are planning a month long trip in the USA.

    6/8 -6/13 - New York
    Flying to San diego and getting our car :)
    6/13 -6/15 - San Diego
    6/16- 6/17 - Los Angeles
    6/17- 6/18 - On the road
    6/19 - 6/22- San Francisco
    6/22 - 6/25- On the road to Grand Canyon
    6/26 - 6/29 - Las Vegas
    6/29 - Back to Norway

    Most of the trip is planned out, but not from San Francisco - Grand Canyon. We are leaving from San Francisco on june 22 and planning on arriving Grand Canyon on june 25. We have never been there before and would love some help to figure out what we should see on the way and what route to drive :)

    We appreciate all the help we can get :)

    Many thanks!

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default One word, Yosemite !

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    This is the most popular discussed route on the forums and you will find Lots of suggestions by taking a look around. You can use the search function and scroll to the bottom of this page for 'Similar threads' to help you decide. For me, Yosemite NP is a true 'Gem' and should not be missed, truly breathtaking ! From Yosemite you can take the spectacular Tioga pass [CA120] over the Sierra's to Mono Lake and head South on 395 and through Death valley, which is extremely hot during the summer Months. This is the route I would take, spending Day 1 [22nd] to and in Yosemite, Day 2, [23rd in Yosemite and over Tioga Pass and stop in the Bishop/Lone Pine area and Day 3 [24th] through Death valley to Vegas or Beyond [Kingman ?] and finish the trip to GC on the 25th. From Yosemite you could stay to the West of the Sierras and head South through Sequoia NP and around the Southern end of the mountains via Bakersfield/Lake Isabella.

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    Thank you very much! That looks like a great route :)

    I was also wondering about Napa Valley. Do you think it's worth taking a day/half a day, from San Francisco, to visit on our trip?

    Thanks again! :)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.


    It's certainly worth consideration, an 'excuse' to cross the Golden Gate bridge and do a little wine tasting perhaps. It's doable as a day trip from San Fran or you could stay the night on what would be your last night in SF, and head to Yosemite direct from there.

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