United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Key Largo worth a day trip from Florida City/Miami area??
  2. 2 Trip Report Chasing Sargent in Nashville
  3. 3 Everglades en route from Ft Myers to Miami doable?
  4. 4 Trip Report The Lincoln Highway, abridged: Nikki's road trip
  5. 5 PNW & its grudge against the bumbershoot
  6. 6 B&B in Bar Harbor or Southwest Harbor?
  7. 7 Christmas getaway
  8. 8 Kiwi girls going from Houston - Nashville
  9. 9 NY theater district restaurant
  10. 10 Is it safe to wear good jewelry in NYC?
  11. 11 Trip Report Upper Geyser Basin - Yellowstone National Par
  12. 12 Family winter holiday
  13. 13 Sjc Car Rental
  14. 14 Trip to Cali
  15. 15 Hawaii: Maui and Big Island questions
  16. 16 Grand Canyon trip from Breckenridge
  17. 17 10 Day California Vacation Advice
  18. 18 4 days in San Diego
  19. 19 Should we go to Orlando if not interested in Disney World?
  20. 20 Please help - Hawaii itinerary - big island and Honolulu
  21. 21 Miami: Coconut Grove or Little Havana?
  22. 22 Need Help Picking a Neighborhood in Boston
  23. 23 Trip Report Not a Typical Trip Report
  24. 24 Christkindlmarket in Chicago
  25. 25 CAR TRIP FROM WI TO CA (in winter!!)
View next 25 » Back to the top

California Road Trip - How to fit it all together.

Jump to last reply

Hi

My boyfriend and I are planning a US road trip and we are having trouble figuring out a route through California.

This trip is part of a 6 month USA trip so time at this stage isn’t a worry.
Our easy targets are San Diego – LA – Monterey – San Francisco – Mendocino – Redwoods National Park following the coast (Highway 1). We plan to end in Oregon.

But we are stuck on how best to fit in; Yosemite, Kings Canyon/Sequoia, Death Valley, Sierra Nevada Highlights, Joshua Tree and Palm Springs. What is the best route to take to see all of these places or any suggestions along the way?

Big drives don’t worry us too much and when we are not in major cities where we focus on food and culture, we are more interested in nature/hiking and historic towns.

We will be in a van and probably be in the area June-ish so I imagine Death Valley will be blistering so we won’t want to spend too much time there.

I know this is very open but does anyone have any suggestions? Our approach at this stage will either be from Phoenix or Las Vegas.

Thanks so much.
Gemma

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement