Myself and my new wife are planning our honeymoon to the west coast in August/September starting and ending in L.A with road trips in between. Here is our 1st draft of an itinerary -
23rd August - arrive in L.A
24th - L.A
25th - L.A
26th - pick up car, drive to Phoenix, Arizona
27th - Drive to Grand Canyon
28th - Grand Canyon
29th - Drive to Las Vegas - drop off car
30th - Las Vegas
31st - Las Vegas - pick up 2nd car/campervan, drive to Death Valley
1st - Drive to Yosemite
2nd - Drive to San Francisco, drop car off
3rd - San Francisco
4th - San Francisco
5th - Pick up 3rd car, Drive pacific coast highway
6th - Pacific Coast Highway
7th - Pacific Coast Highway
8th - Arrive in L.A, drop car off. Fly Home
Questions we have are:-
1. Are the times in each destination enough and driving times achievable?
2. What would you change?
3. Where do you recommend we stop on our drives?
Also we would love suggestions for places to stay/eat along the way, we are thinking motels along the drives, airbnbs in L.A and San Francisco and a hotel in Las Vegas. Our total budget for our trip excluding flights is £5000.
Thanks in advanced!