We are planning our first trip to the west coast and I'd like to share the draft 1 of the itinerary.
We are flying from UK to NYC direct and we will stay three days in NYC before heading to Las Vegas.
22/07/2016. Fly to NYC
25/07/2016. Fly to Las Vegas
On arrival to Las Vegas
25/07/2016. Day 1. Sightseeing
26/07/2016. Day 2. Grand Canyon
27/07/2016. Day 3. Leave Vegas, towards Death Valley. Quick stop there and continue (I had originally thought from Death Valley direct to Sequoia but my husband quickly killed that idea) so we will drive half way to Bakersfield.
28/07/2016. Day 4. Leave Bakersfield toward Sequoia
29/07/2016. Day 5. Sequoia
30/07/2016. Day 6. Leave Sequoia towards Yosemite
31/07/2016. Day 7. Yosemite
01/08/2016. DAY 8. Leave Yosemite towards Sacramento
02/08/2016. Day 9. Leave Sacramento towards San Francisco.
03/08/2016. Day 10. San Francisco
04/08/2016. Day 11. San Francisco
05/08/2016. Day 12. San Francisco
06/08/2016. Day 13. Leave San Francisco towards Monterrey/Carmel
07/08/2016. Day 14. Leave Carmel towards Santa Barbara
08/08/2016. Day 15. Leave Santa Barbara towards San Diego
09/08/2016. Day 16. San Diego
10/08/2016. Day 17. San Diego
11/08/2016. Day 18. Leave San Diego towards Los Angeles
12/08/2016. Day 19. Leave LAX towards NYC / connect to UK
Is this "doable" travelling in summer with two teenagers (13 & 18)? Is it too much? Enough? I haven't yet decided what we are doing in all these places but I have some ideas (although welcome experienced travellers)
Also. Two options we were presented with... Book all accommodation prior to travelling (safe) OR book accommodation as we go along (some people say this is great to get the best prices for hotels but I'm worried that I won't get rooms being high season, also because I'm a compulsive organiser and travelling blind scares me!).