My husband and I are planning a West Coast Road Trip from Portland to the Grand Canyon. We have 11 full days to work with and a half day for travel in addition to that. After Yosemite we don’t know if we should spend more time in Yosemite and then head back near San Francisco and the surrounding area, or go down to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. The beginning up the trip is booked and we feel good about it, but after Yosemite we have 3 days to work with.
Does anyone have any good suggestions on whether to go to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, or can suggest another idea that would be closer to Yosemite.
Here is our schedule:
Fly into Portland around 11pm
Day 1 All day in Portland
Day 2 All day in Portland
Day 3 spend morning/afternoon in Portland Drive to Redwoods to spend the night (6 hr drive)
Day 4 Spend all day in Redwoods leave around 5 to drive to San Francisco (6 hr drive)
Day 5 All day in San Francisco
Day 6 All day in San Francisco
Day 7 Spend half the day in San Francisco drive to Yosemite to spend the night (3 hr drive to hotel)
Day 8 Spend all day in Yosemite spend the night in Yosemite
This was what we planned after that, but I did not book the places to stay yet or our flight home so we have flexibility with it.
Day 9 Leave for Vegas in the morning Arrive in Vegas around 1-3pm (7 hr drive)
Day 10 Spend majority of the day in Vegas leave around 5pm to the Grand Canyon (4.5 hour drive)
Day 11 All day in Grand Canyon
Day 12 Spend morning in Grand Canyon or in AZ take a later flight home