United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Steamboat in August
  2. 2 Aussie family heading to the US for the first time
  3. 3 JFK 10 hour layover-World Trade Center + ?
  4. 4 Hawaii with limited time
  5. 5 Glacier-Banaff-Jasper NPs Car Rental
  6. 6 Trip Report Trip report -- Vermont: Bennington and Manchester
  7. 7 Cape cod Labor Day
  8. 8 Portland to mt St. Helens and my rainer
  9. 9 Grand Teton Questions
  10. 10 October 2016 Hawaii trip help please
  11. 11 Your favourite places in New York City
  12. 12 Belmond Charleston, Mills House Wyndham or Spectator?
  13. 13 Trip Report Trip Report: Charleston SC, Hilton Head, Savannah GA and Jekyll Island
  14. 14 5-7day one way Cruise or 26 glacier day cruise
  15. 15 where do the locals eat in Portland, Maine
  16. 16 One night one day in dallas accommodation
  17. 17 Help with first road trip - southeast us in January?
  18. 18 Need help with National Parks trip in 2017
  19. 19 hiking in RMNP - Clothing Layers in August
  20. 20 Need help with National Parks trip in 2017
  21. 21 Calming Stay near Seattle/Vacouver??
  22. 22 Hawaii - What 2 Islands? Maui, HI or Honolulu
  23. 23 Los Angeles - 2 Days
  24. 24 Alaskan cruise excursions
  25. 25 Whale watching in Bar Harbor Maine
View next 25 » Back to the top

Road trip from Wisconsin to California

Hi all! Four friends and I are taking a mini van from North-eastern Wisconsin so to the Golden coast in early-mid August. Although it's only a 35-ish hour drive there, we plan on taking 3-4 days to reach SoCal, giving us time to make many stops for site-seeing and touristy activities. For the way there, we're generally following Route 66, but of course we're more than willing to stray. Once in California, we'll spend one week travelling the coast, from Laguna Beach to San Francisco. We'd like to spend 2-3 days in Los Angeles alone just because we know there's SO much to do/see there. For the drive back, we are planning on taking another 3 days but this time in more of a straight shot eastward back home. Basically, I was wondering what kind of interesting, unique things you all recommend seeing, either during travel or in California. Other states we're going to spend a lot of time going through are Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and maybe a bit of South Dakota and Minnesota. Also, if any of you have just general but easily-overlooked tips for a roadtrip of this nature, feel free to add that in!

Some more info: We're trying to keep this trip cheap, but if there's something really worth the money, we're willing to spend. Ideally, most of our lodging would be at hostels, motels, and in the van.

No Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement