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1. Posted by mrhind6 (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Me and a couple of mates are planning a roadtrip in Apr/May this year. We are going to start and end in LA, visiting Vegas, Grand Canyon then end with the San Francisco to LA coastal drive.

Is two weeks enough?
Which places apart from the above should we make an effort to see?
Any other tips would be great as it's our first roadtrip in USA.



2. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I did a similar road trip that started and ended in Tucson, Arizona and we did that in about 2 weeks so I think that is a good amount of time. I would definately recommend spending a few days in Yosemite national park on the way to San Francisco. It is an increbible place and I highly recommend it. The grand canyon is impressive and worth seeing but unless you plan on spending a few days hiking around, a lot of time is not needed there. You are better off spending your time in Yosemite. When you start heading down the coast back to LA I would recommmend camping all the way down the coast. The sites are beautiful and they overlook the Pacific ocean. If its your thing stop San Luis Obispo and go and take a tour of Hearst Castle. I hope these ideas help, and if you need more info please contact me. Brent

3. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Keep in mind when visiting the Grand Canyon that it's a little cold on the rim at night, especially the North Rim, which is what you'd have easiest access to from Vegas. I've camped out in May there before, and it was below the freezing point at night. No open fires, either -- they have to be maintained within the camp stove, if at all. Bundle up, if that's what you opt for, and dress in layers, because as you go down the canyon, it gets warmer (hotter, to be honest).

Where's vegasmike? He can tell you more...

4. Posted by mrhind6 (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the tips.

When visiting places such as Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Yosemite in early May, do we need to book accomodation in advance? If so, how far in advance would you suggest?