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1. Posted by Martinka (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

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My husband and I are planning to go from SF to Orlando for a week.

We thought of renting a car up to Orlando, or if it is too long trip to some city in between and then continue with plain.

We'd like to visit Grand Canion and anything else that is on the way (mostly we like natural beauties, cities,.. but not museums this time!).

I'll appreciate any input, if this is reasonable to do at all, and which places on the way are really must see since we do not have many days.


2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 9y

It would take you a week just to drive from San Francisco to Orlando. Take a flight!

3. Posted by Martinka (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Yes, that's true! Thank you!
We'd probably go up to Phoenix and see a little bit from Arizona, and from there we will take a flight.

4. Posted by Martinka (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y


This is our (revised) plan:
from SF to go to LA, then Las Vegas, Flagstaf (Grand Canyon) and down to Tucson.
Is this more reasonable, and what is must see on this way?

Thank you for any help,

5. Posted by Amie L. (Budding Member 45 posts) 9y

I honestly don't know if there are mysteriously awesome places on the way but just appreciate small town Americana, truck-stop diners and the desert. I like Venice Beach (L.A.) a lot.

Good luck.

6. Posted by Martinka (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Thank you Amie for the ideas!

7. Posted by KristenS (Budding Member 56 posts) 9y

Martinka, I have just two comments. 1. I sure hope you are not doing this trip in the summer, NV and AZ are hot! 2. If you only have a week it will be hard to get all you plan in. Good luck, Kristen

8. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 9y

I would drive to Arizona and view the Grand Canyon. Proceed to Phoenix and catch a flight to Orlando. Recommend Southwest Airlines, which you can book through their website,

Enjoy your visit!