My boyfriend and I are planning a 2 week flydrive trip to CA (and surrounding states) in September/October. Flights are booked, but before we go booking our accommodation, I was hoping to share our itinerary with you, to see if anyone has any tips or recommendations.
The current plan is to spend:
2 nights in San Francisco (2 half days, one 1 full day)
2 nights at Yosemite National Park (1 half day, 1 full day)
4 nights in LA (staying with friends)
2 nights at the Grand Canyon (South rim I think?)
3 nights in Las Vegas (Flying home from there)
Top of our to do list is: see Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz, ride the trams, see some waterfalls and big rocks/bears, do the Hollywood 'thing', maybe go to an LA theme park, spend some time with our pals in LA, and obviously see some of the Canyon and Las Vegas madness. With only 2 weeks I know we're not going to be able to do everything we want to, but it might give us enough of a taster of particular cities that we might like to revisit in the future.
Do you think the times spent in each area would be OK?
Initially we had just planned to do LA > Grand Canyon and Vegas, > Back to LA.... but on recommendation we've included SanFran, and subsequently Yosemite, so we're trying to fit a lot more in to the same time frame! Ideally I'd like to have a 3rd night in San Fran, but it would mean losing a night elsewhere, and I'm not sure we can do that - as I'd rather not spend a single night in Yosemite/Grand Canyon, and losing a day in LA defeats the original aim of going to see friends, ha!