My family (Irish, 2 ad's, 2 ch, 10/13) are planning a 15 day trip to the US. Starting in NY on 6th April(4 overnights), then fly onto Las vegas (2 overnights) and then take a trip to the Grand Canyon (1 overnight). Getting by road (2-3 days?) from there to San Francisco(2-3 overnights), we finish up in Los Angeles(3 overnights) with a flight back to Dublin on 21st April.
The part i need help with is the best route from the Grand Canyon (south rim?) to San Francisco, taking 2-3 days, if enough, and stopping at the best places along the way.
I'd also be grateful for weather tips and advice on scenic sections. What do folks think about picking up an RV sleeping 4 at LV and dropping this off in SF? Is this feasible and safe? I presume the Death Valley and Yosemite parks would be good stop offs. Is April in the Sierra Nevada is ok for driving generally. Can you recommend a site I can get a good route plan?
All tips gratefully received