With things up in the air at the moment with a member of our tremendous trio, I’ve been spending more time looking at mine and Adam’s 18-months around Asia and Australasia than focusing on our month-long adventure in Western USA this time next year. But, after a friend who’s looking to fly down from Canada (where he’s moving to at the end of next month) to join us asked after it at this weekend’s wedding, I’ve been looking to revisit our plans.
Below is what we’ve put together so far. What do you think?
Day 1: Fly into LAX, before heading down to San Diego, CA via either the coast train or car
Day 2: San Diego, CA
Day 3: San Diego, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Day 4: LA to San Bernardino, CA (basically because I really want to stay at the Wigwam Motel)
Day 5: San Bernardino, CA to Palm Springs, CA
Day 6: Palm Springs, CA to Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ (via Joshua Tree National Park)
Day 7: Grand Canyon, AZ
Day 8: Gran Canyon, AZ to Las Vegas, NV
Day 9: Las Vegas, NV
Day 10: Las Vegas, NV
Day 11: Las Vegas, NV to Death Valley, CA
Day 12: Death Valley, CA to Yosemite National Park, CA
Day 13: Yosemite National Park, CA
Day 14: Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe, CA
Day 15: South Lake Tahoe, CA to Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Day 16: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA to Takilma, OR (to stay at Out N About Treesort!)
Day 17: Takilma, OR to , CA
Day 18: Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, CA to Fort Bragg, CA
Day 19: Fort Bragg, CA to Bodega Bay, CA
Day 20: Bodega Bay, CA to San Francisco, CA
Day 21: San Francisco, CA
Day 22: San Francisco, CA to Santa Cruz
Day 23: Santa Cruz, CA to Big Sur, CA
Day 24: Big Sur, CA to Cambria, CA
Day 25: Cambria, LA to Los Angeles, CA
Day 26: Los Angeles, CA
Plus we have up to four spare days to play with!
We’d appreciate any recommendations for…
- Where to spend longer?
- Anywhere to sped less time?
- Good places to stay?
- Good places to visit?
- Things not to miss?
- Anywhere not to bother with?
Especially from any locals!