Hi - I have been reading many of the forum postings - hope you may be able to help on this one.
We are a family of five (Mum Dad and three teens) from Australia. All have done long road trips incl in the US. We are booked to arrive in LA on 29 Nov and leave LA on 23 Dec (approx 3 weeks). Kids are mad keen to ski in Colorado but budget doesn't extend to flights. Have hired a great 4wd and realise that there are going to be some long days behind the wheel, but would like to mix this with a couple of interesting stops.
Am considering driving straight from LAX to Santa Barbara (one night), then on to SF (two nights) and would love to spend a day at Yosemite pending weather. Then across to Las Vegas then over to Colorado allowing three days to go this. Spend 6 nights in Colorado then head to Santa Fe and across to the Grand Canyon. Arrive back in LAX in time for flight home.
Any advice truly appreciated.