I am from the UK and going to Los Angeles end of September. I have never been to the US and would like to make the most of my time. (i.e. about 8 days). The places I would like to see the most (apart from LA) are San Francisco, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon but I am open to suggestions about more convenient (or more beautiful??) routes and locations.
I am struggling with planning this vacation and would be really grateful for any suggestions on how I can fit in all these places in ten days with minimum cost if possible and wasting minimum time travelling. The only constraints are that I have to start and end my trip in LA. So if anyone has any idea about the quickest and easiest route (i.e. in which order should I travel to these places) and which mode of travelling (flying or driving), please let me know.