April holiday in the USA - 2 adults (49 & 50). We've undertaken 2 previous USA road trips, though this time we are without our 3 boys!!!
Basically have our itinerary in place, though it isn't set in stone as will be dependent on weather conditions, impacting on road and accessibility.
We are going to hire a car, utilising hotels along the way. There is national parks and cities in our itinerary. We are fully aware the time of year to access the national parks is limited and we need to keep updated by looking at their website prior to making the drive. I'd like our itinerary looked at as my main concern is if any of the roads chosen will have any chance of being snowed in and what is the best sites to visit to determine what roads are open, ie Department of Transport within each state. I know you have had a very cold winter and this will likely impact in to April.
March 30 - Arrive Los Angeles midday. Pick up hire car and hope to reach Coalinga, avoiding Los Angeles traffic congestion (Hwy 5)
March 31 - Coalinga to Crater Lake (Hwy 5, 97, 62). Weather conditions will determine if we stay at Fort Klamath or Klamath Falls
April 1 - Crater Lake
April 2 - Crater Lake to Hood River (97, 197, 30)
April 3 - Hood River to Portland (30, 84)
April 4 - Portland
April 5 - Portland to Seattle, via Mt Rainier (5, 12, 7, 706 then on to Seattle 706, 7, 5)
April 6 - Seattle
April 7 - Seattle
April 8 - Seattle to Vancouver (5)
April 9 - Vancouver
April 10 - Vancouver
April 11 - Vancouver to Couer d'Alene (5, 405, 90)
April 12 - Couer d'Alene
April 13 - Couer d'Alene to ?? (suggestion please) (Hwy 90)
April 14 - ?? to Jackson (90, 15, 26, 26/89)
April 15 - Jackson (Grand Tetons) - unfortunately Yellowstone is a no go.
April 16 - Jackson to Salt Lake (don't need to stay in Salt Lake as only a stop-over heading to Las Vegas) (26/89, 26, 15)
April 17 - Salt Lake (or alternative stop-over) to Las Vegas (15)
April 18 - Las Vegas (20 year wedding anniversary)
April 19 - Las Vegas
April 20 - Las Vegas to Los Angeles
April 21 - Los Angeles
April 22 - Los Angeles (50th birthday)
April 23 - fly home
Some distances we know are long and, having road trip experience we'll know at the time if it is doable or time to stop, and it is interspersed with some short distances.
Any advice or forums I can read for further information would be appreciated (I've already read a few).
Thanking you in advance.