CAROLINE’S TRIP TO UTAH & NEVADA, US.
11 NIGHTS/7 STOPS
The real Western US road trip!
My father organized this road trip for us. He wanted to experience this famous wild west road trip with his 3 grand children. He loves organizing travel itineraries for his family. He will plan everything very narrowly. Nothing will be left to chance. We were amazed by the numerous and amazing landscapes. Every day, we could explore another canyon or admire a scenic vista. We mixed lodging between RV and hotel rooms. We always ate breakfast in the hotel. less hassle as space in an RV is limited. This solution was great for everybody. We went for a boat tour on Lake Powell, we went horse riding and hiking. It was important for us to plan activities that were fun for all generations. Our budget for the whole trip was around $2605 per person for 11 nights (excluded food and activities).
11 nights & 7 stops
from April to November
Western road trip
Photo @caroline ©
NEW YORK – LAS VEGAS
5 hours 30
2105 km in 11 days
25 hours on the road
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
TOTAL: $2605 / pp excl food and activities
$1455/ pp for 11 nights in hotels
$450 domestic flight (from NY) $700 /pp for 11 days (based on 5 persons)
Las Vegas Arrival airport
GOOD TO KNOW
We rented an RV for one week through www.roadbear.com, starting from Las Vegas . We were very happy with the quality and the comfort of the RV.
We rented a 30 feet RV for our family of 7 including grand parents. The size was perfect knowing that the grandparents were sleeping every night in a hotel room.
With small kids, half a day hike in the Grand Canyon is sufficient. Taking the hike down the canyon is challenging for small kids, even for adults.
We travelled in April. The climate can be cold. Foresee a feather jacket for everyone.
On a road trip, you eat a lot of picnics. Foresee in advance all necessary material to make marvelous picnics.
William is the best spot to buy your grocery for the road trip. It’s a good idea to start from there. There you will also find the best souvenir shops.
Grand Canyon is a must see but we were amazed by other canyons. The wow effect went crescendo during the trip. Therefore I would recommend starting with the Grand Canyon and not the other way round.
To experience the Antelope Canyons, you must go with a guided tour.
Combining the RV experience with hotel nights for the grand parents was great. It’s very nice to take a proper shower and eat in a restaurant from time to time.
This trip is a paradise for a photographer. Consider investing in good material. This is the perfect trip to improve your talent.