STEPHANIE’S ROAD TRIP
CALIFORNIA-UTAH-NEVADA-ARIZONA

20 NIGHTS/13 STOPS 

 

Exploring the West Through Iconic Destinations!

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My husband Frank and I, along with our children Emma (14), Elliot (11), and Lola (8), created this itinerary for a family vacation. Our goal was to discover different parts of the American West (National Parks, cities, locals). We decided to do this by traveling through several iconic destinations: San Francisco, Death Valley, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and California. We rented a car and chose a variety of accommodations. We rented a houseboat and stayed in different motels, bungalows, hotels, and even spent a night in a Hogan. It was trip full of different experiences, places and activities. Each day was unique!
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NEW YORK – SAN FRANCISCO 
LOS ANGELES – NEW YORK
5 hours direct flight
$550
 
CAR RENTAL
2000 Miles  in 20 days
55 hours on the road
13 stops
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
TOTAL: $1360 / pp excl food and activities
 $ 500 / pp for 18 nights 
$310  /pp for car rental and taxi
 $550 for flight ticket
VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES & ICONIC PLACES

Sleeping on a barge in Sausalito
Spending the night in teepee tent
Horse walk in Monument valley
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In a snapshot

In a snapshot

1GrnCircleAIRPORT TO
SAN FRANCISCO
 
 15 km / 20 min
SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO TO
BRIDGEPORT
 
315 miles / 7h
BRIDGEPORT

BRIDGEPORT TO
MIDPINES
 
124 miles / 2h40
MIDPINES

MIDPINES TO
LONE PINE
 
220 miles / 4h20
LONEPINE

LONE PINE TO
DEATH VALLEY
 
80 miles / 1h30
DEATH VALLEY

DEATH VALLEY TO
LAS VEGAS
 
88 miles / 2h
LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS TO
BRYCE CANYON
 
250 miles / 4h20
BRYCE CANYON

BRYCE CANYON TO
LAKE POWELL
 
100 miles / 1h50
LAKE POWELL

LAKE POWELL TO
MONUMENT VALLEY
 
100 miles / 1h50
MONUMENT VALLEY

MONUMENT VALLEY TO 
GRAND CANYON
 
100 miles / 1h45
GRAND CANYON

GRAND CANYON TO 
WILLIAMS
 
58 miles / 1h
WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS TO 
SAN DIEGO
 
500 miles / 8 h
SAN DIEGO

SAN DIEGO TO
LOS ANGELES
 
110 miles / 3h
LOS ANGELES

GOOD TO KNOW

– We rented a large, 7-seater car.

– It was comfortable and spacious and worked well for our long road trip. 

– The roads were in good condition all along the west coast and we felt comfortable driving there, as drivers tended to follow road rules and were courteous.