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Planning a 7-9 day Self Drive San Francisco to Las Vegas

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Planning a 7-9 day Self Drive San Francisco to Las Vegas

Hi

Flights booked! Flying into San Francisco 26th Oct - staying 2 or 3 nights then collecting a car for a 7, 8 or 9 day self drive to Las Vegas - finishing off our holiday with a 3 or 4 night stay in Las Vegas.

Never done a self drive holiday before but to celebrate my 50th I think it's the right time to start exploring and doing different things to the normal beach holidays.

Can anybody suggest a good leisurely route to take in as many wonders/experiences as possible. Any hotel/motel recommendation for the route would be great too.

Alison

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1. Re: Planning a 7-9 day Self Drive San Francisco to Las Vegas

depends if you want inland or coast - you could see san fran, yosemite, lake tahoe, bryce canyon, las vegas or go the coast and do san fran monterey, santa barbara or ojah, palm springs las vegas. many options.

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2. Re: Planning a 7-9 day Self Drive San Francisco to Las Vegas

Oops. You have accidentally posted on the forum for the city of San Francisco. Please go "up" one level to the California state forum page. The Top questions include suggested itineraries and optional routes from SF to Las Vegas.

When you repost on the California forum, share details about your travel style. Hiking? Museums? 50th B'day adrenaline desire like zip-lining? Travel group just you?

CA tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g28926-i29-Califor…

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3. Re: Planning a 7-9 day Self Drive San Francisco to Las Vegas

A leisurely trip can be something like this:

1. San Francisco-Yosemite

2. Yosemite

3. Yosemite-Monterey

4. Monterey

5. Monterey-Cambria

6. Cambria-Death Valley NP

7. Death Valley NP

8. To Las vegas.

Do you also want to visit Los Angeles?

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4. Re: Planning a 7-9 day Self Drive San Francisco to Las Vegas

Hi Tet14

No we will leave Los Angeles for another visit.

Thanks

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5. Re: Planning a 7-9 day Self Drive San Francisco to Las Vegas

Hi lttt

Want to do inland not the coast.

Thanks

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6. Re: Planning a 7-9 day Self Drive San Francisco to Las Vegas

Please take PNWF's advice and check the itineraries available from the California forum. Read through a few pages of that forum as well and you'll see a lot of advise on similar trips.

You are in the SAN FRANCISCO forum. If you want to take in Bryce and areas like that then I would suggest taking a look at the Road Trip forum as it is not in the state of California (neither is Las Vegas for that matter).

These forums would best when you do some reading and research, then draft an itinerary and post it for review, comments and feedback.

Understand that "the coast" in Northern and Central California is not your typical "beach" ... it's dramatic high cliffs and mountains coming down to meet the sea.

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7. Re: Planning a 7-9 day Self Drive San Francisco to Las Vegas

Here's the link to the road trips forum:

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g1-i12567-Road_T…

Have you been to Grand Canyon NP, or Bryce and Zion before? But 8-9 days will be tight to do all of them and not at leisurely pace.

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