First of all, let me thank you all for this amazing site and forum!
What a help after I 've read tons of topics about roadtrips in US!
Me and my wife are 28 and we are a couple from Portugal that love to make roadtrips on car or motorbike.
Our flight will arrive to Denver on 12th of March and will flight out from SFO on 29th of the same month.
We rent a Ford Escape on Avis and we will pick up the car at Denver's airport on our arrive.
We want to have a general idea of America's West, drive in beautiful landscapes, ski 1 day in Aspen, cross some deserts in Utah, see cities like Vegas, LA, San Francisco, drive highway 1,...
We would appreciate some tips to this itinerary that we have in our minds:
day 1 Arrive in DEN at 4:30pm
day 2 Denver to Aspen
day 3 Ski in Aspen
day 4 Aspen Grand Junction Moab
day 5 Arches NP and Canyonlands NP
day 6 Moab Monumment Valey Page
day 7 Page to Flagstaff
day 8 Grand Canyon
day 9 Flagstaff to Vegas
day 10 Vegas
day 11 Vegas Death Valley LA
day 12 LA
day 13 LA Santa M๓nica Malibu Santa Barbara Pismo Beach San Simeon
day 14 San Simeon Carmel Monterey Silicon Valley San Fancisco
day 15 to 18 San Francisco with some trips to Sacramento to make professional visits
- Day 5 - 1 full day in Moab is enough or too much to see Arches and Canyonlands NP?
- Day 6 How much time do we need to see Monumment Valley? A couple of hours? What to see in Page? Is a good place to stay the night?
- Day 8 1 full day to see Grand Canyon is enough or too much? Sleep 2 nights in Flagstaff is the best option?
- Day 13 and 14 Where is the best place to stay to share the trip of highway 1 in 2 days between LA and San Fran? What we should not miss?
Be free to give ideas or notes in this roadtrip!