United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Need advice for trip to west

Jump to last reply

I'm beginning to plan a trip west for summer 2013. We live in Connecticut. My kids will be 15 and 11. We have about 24 days budgeted. My initial plan is to fly in to Salt Lake City, then drive north to the Tetons and Yellowstone, followed by a 13-hour drive to Tahoe before going to San Francisco, Monterey, Los Angeles and San Diego. From there we'd go to Vegas, Sedona, Grand Canyon, St. George and Zion or Bryce before returning to Salt Lake. Is this too ambitious a plan for 3+ weeks? It's about 3,100 miles not including driving at destinations. I don't see us getting back out west before my oldest heads to college, so I'm trying to pack everything in. Any advice for how many days to spend at each stop? I'd also love to see Yosemite, Monument Valley and Mesa Verde, but I don't think we have the time. Anything else we should scope out along the way?

22 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Mesa Verde
  2. 2 Alaska trip -Labor Day weekend
  3. 3 Boston Logan airport to Salem MA
  4. 4 Seattle Hyatts
  5. 5 Need help with Yellowstone and area starting in SLC
  6. 6 Trip to the Adirondacks
  7. 7 Relocating Tips - Mild Weather, Good Schools, Low Cost of Living
  8. 8 5 days and 4 nights outside of San Francisco
  9. 9 California road trip
  10. 10 Suggestions for road trip with children from Birmingham, AL to Grand Canyon
  11. 11 Trip Report Trip Report: An Intoxicating Birthday Day-Trip in Napa
  12. 12 Best beach in San Diego for family vacation ages 8-16
  13. 13 San Diego - wher to stay
  14. 14 Mountain hiking in the US for kids - Fall/Spring . . .
  15. 15 Camping in the Adirondacks
  16. 16 LA, San Diego and San Francisco in 8 days -- can/should we try?
  17. 17 Flights from Bay Area to Orlando, Florida
  18. 18 Berkshires in late October
  19. 19 2 day in Adirondack park
  20. 20 No accomodation in Hana...should we forget about it?
  21. 21 Half Moon Bay, CA - stay there or go to Napa Valley?
  22. 22 NYC Clubs for live music
  23. 23 ONP-San Juan Islds or Victoria-Seattle - what's best itinerary for 8 days?
  24. 24 Trip Report Three Days In Portland, Maine
  25. 25 LUNCH IN ORLANDO, FL
View next 25 » Back to the top