My partner and I are travelling to the USA in December and would like some help planning a road trip please.
We are arriving in San Francisco International Airport at 14:00 on the 30th December 2013 and depart from San Francisco International at 19:45 on 13th January 2014 at 19:45.
One of us is 25 years and the other 45 years and therefore we have a wide and varied range of interests. However only one of us has a driver’s licence so please bear that in mind when suggesting an itinerary.
We are both fit and healthy and enjoy a variety of activities. We would like to see as much as we can as it’s our first time in the USA. We like nature, parks, beaches, history and museums. We equally appreciate big cities and small rural towns and remote areas. We appreciate both historical sites and amusement parks and find a balance is really good.
We are willing to spend up to 8 hours in a car each day.
We have a list of “Must See” places (The Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, The Pacific Highway, Los Angeles,) and a list of “Nice to See” places (Las Vegas, Arches National Park, Monte Vista National Park, Salt Lake City, Navajo State Park, San Diego)
We appreciate that there is unlikely to be enough time to see all the things that we want, so we are open to suggestions for a sensible itinerary based on other’s experience.
We are on a budget for the trip. We are willing to spend up to $150 dollars a day. We are prepared to hire a small RV or stay in cheap hotels/motels and hire a car – whatever works out cheapest.
We look forward to your suggestions and are happy to answer any supplementary questions you may have.