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1. Posted by han27 (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y


My boyfriend and I have around 10 days to spend in this area next april. We will be flying from Miami to los angeles (i assume this will be the most direct flight to this area). After doing a bit of research, we have found a few different tours we would like to do but I don't know what would be the best way of going about them so if anyone has any suggestions that would be great!

We have found a packed 5 day tour that goes las vegas - hoover dam & grand canyon - los angeles - disneyland - universal studios. We were originally thinking of spending a day or so in los angeles and then going to las vegas to start this tour, which is another question - what would be the best / cheapest way to go from las vegas to los angeles?

however, after reading through these forums people seem to rave about san francisco so I was thinking maybe we should fit a couple of days in there, but when would be best to do it fitting in with our other ideas? or would a completly different route be better?

I know it doesnt give us long in each place but we're not in america for long and we'd like to have quick tasters of lots of different places - cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!

2. Posted by VgbndFrnk (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Well, It looks like your trying to do quite a bit in a little bit of time... If you want a taste of the west coast, I say you take 2 days in LA, then take Pacific Coast Highway all the way up to San Francisco (doable in 1 day) and enjoy SF for the next few days. I don't know how u can get there in due time, but u should dedicate another few days in Vegas too.

I suggest you stay longer than 1 day in each of these places, only because your gonna wish u had afterwards. All of these locations have SO much to do, that trying to do it all in 1 day is just going to be frustrating and sad when u cant fir it all in!!!

Good luck! Have a great time!


[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 8y

Cheapest way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas is by air as long as you aren't travelling on a Friday (to Vegas) or a Sunday (to Los Angles). Book southwest at least two weeks ahead for the cheapest rate. You could also rent a car in LA and then go RT by car--it's about 4 to 5 hours each way if you leave LA when there's no traffic (not sure this is possible, since in LA's there is always traffic).

Personally, I'd consider the 5 day tour leaving LA and visiting Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon and then returning. After this either take a car round trip to SF via Pacific Coast Highway, or take the train one way and take the plane the other way. Spend your other two to three days in San Francisco. Going to San Diego would also be fun, but with only 10 days, I think there just isn't enough time to do everything and still have fun in each town (and national park) you visit.

Enjoy yourselves