Flying in from the UK for a family bucket list road trip.
The route I'm thinking is listed below - it's long. Pick up a car at LAX and drop it at SLC.
In the cities I'm interested in seeing a few sights I only ever saw on TV but not obsessive about them, not interested in amuzement park.
Am interested in amazing scenery, national parks etc, swimming, some walking and a bit of local culture if possible.
It would be nice to see some old town that looks like the westerns I used to watch or any other such memorable stuff.
The group is two parents and four kids from 12 to 27.
We'll do camping wherever we can so tips/advice on getting that organised cheaply would be great.
I'd appreciate any comments, objections, alternative, ideas for stops along the way - whatever.
Day by day proposal:
1 LA arrival from UK in last week of July
4 LA / or go to Sequoia NP?
5 Coast Cambria
6 Coast Carmel/Monteray
7 San Fran arrive late
8 San Fran
9 San Fran
10 Yosemite El Portal
13 Overnight somewhere like Lone Pine
14 Arrive Vegas via Death Valley, arrive evening
17 overnight Grand Canyon - catch sunset and sunrise
18 overnight Monument Valley - do tour PM or AM?
19 Page / Zion / Bryce - river stuff?
20 Page / Zion / Bryce
21 Page / Zion / Bryce
22 Stop on way up - SLC area?
23 Grand Teton - more river stuff?
26 Wind river area (eclipse)
27 Overnight SLC or Denver area
28 Fly home from SLC or DenverEdited: 10 January 2017, 04:33