Summer Out West: Which way to go?

I started this trip thinking we were going to recreate my trip across the US when I was a kid that took 2 months to complete and try to squeeze into only 2 weeks.  The more I use I am finding that the trip is shrinking day by day.


Experiences Not Stuff - Road trip
Option 1:


My first option was going to take us across the 7K+ miles across the middle of the United States in an RV with only two weeks of vacation. After looking at the amount of driving we would lose the ability to stop and enjoy the sites and sounds.  I decided to reduce the amount of driving and just head out west in a plane.

Experiences Not Stuff - Road Trip
Option 2: 

I cut the trip from 7K+ miles to about 2K.  In this route, we get to spend at least a day or two at some of the sites. The major stops are:

  • Las Vegas
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Yosemite
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles