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Scouse Hibee
29-10-2017, 03:08 PM
Has anyone done these three destinations together recently. Ideally 4 night stay in each in the order I have posted. Looking for who you booked/planned it with or whether you done all yourself on net. Cheers.

danhibees1875
29-10-2017, 03:49 PM
That's a big space to cover in 12 days. How are you thinking of getting from SF to Vegas? Assuming a flight, that's 4 flights in 12 days - 3 of which are quite long (potentially an extra one depending on if you get direct to SF).

I've not done that trip myself, but I'd recommend booking it yourself if that's the trip you're wanting. Flights, hotels, and excursions are so easily researched and booked online these days that you shouldnt need to pay a third party to do it. I've done similar multi-city breaks and would always just sort it all myself.

Scouse Hibee
29-10-2017, 04:08 PM
That's a big space to cover in 12 days. How are you thinking of getting from SF to Vegas? Assuming a flight, that's 4 flights in 12 days - 3 of which are quite long (potentially an extra one depending on if you get direct to SF).

I've not done that trip myself, but I'd recommend booking it yourself if that's the trip you're wanting. Flights, hotels, and excursions are so easily researched and booked online these days that you shouldnt need to pay a third party to do it. I've done similar multi-city breaks and would always just sort it all myself.

Yes mate planning on all flights. Will be a busy holiday admittedly but that's the plan.

Hibrandenburg
29-10-2017, 04:20 PM
Done it in an RV but the other way round. Best holiday ever.

Mikey
29-10-2017, 07:52 PM
I'd drop NY altogether. Dreadful place.

4 nights in SF and 8 nights in LV sounds much better!

Pretty Boy
29-10-2017, 08:20 PM
I'd drop NY altogether. Dreadful place.

4 nights in SF and 8 nights in LV sounds much better!

Funny I was just about to post the same but thought better of it. The appeal of NY eludes me somewhat.

Just Alf
29-10-2017, 08:30 PM
I'd drop NY altogether. Dreadful place.

4 nights in SF and 8 nights in LV sounds much better!I (almost) totally agree! :-)

Id do it the other way round... Loved SF as a city.



When I first was over there we flew into LA and did a bus trip to Las vegas then cut back over via yosemite etc to SF before flying to Florida. I was totally dreading the bus trip and hoped a week in Florida would make up for it.... To this day I'm still amazed at how much I actually enjoyed the trip (it was nothing to do with the two brothers who brought a slab of beer on the bus each day... 'onest!

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EH6 Hibby
29-10-2017, 08:40 PM
Done it in an RV but the other way round. Best holiday ever.

Id love to do that. How long did it take you?

Hibrandenburg
29-10-2017, 09:15 PM
Id love to do that. How long did it take you?

We took 3 and a half weeks. Headed north first into Canada at Buffalo then all the way over to the Black Hills before following the Rockies south through Utah and Death Valley and Vegas before giving back the RV in San Francisco. The National Park and National Forrest camping sites are fantastic and a 30 foot RV is the only way to travel. My Mrs loved when it was her turn to get behind the wheel.

Scouse Hibee
29-10-2017, 10:22 PM
I'd drop NY altogether. Dreadful place.

4 nights in SF and 8 nights in LV sounds much better!

Enjoyed New York last year and have things I still want to do there, hence the revisit.

overdrive
29-10-2017, 10:33 PM
We did Chicago > Pacific Coast Highway (various places) > Napa Valley > San Fran > Vegas on our honeymoon three years ago. We booked it all ourselves on the net. My piece of advice regarding flights would be to look into booking all the flights in one go with whoever you are planning on flying the transatlantic legs with.

We had originally planned to fly United for the transatlantic legs and just book low cost airlines for the internal flights. When I was booking the United flights I decided to add in the internal flights as well to see what it came out as. It was substantially cheaper than using the low cost airlines. I think they gave a discount for having so many flights in the one booking as it certainly wasnt going to work out cheaper had I booked internal United flights separately.

The flight between San Fran and Vegas is really short and it has the added bonus that the airport in Vegas is in the middle of the city (well Paradise).

Weve been to New York a few times (most recently last year as we had United credit to use as our flight out on honeymoon was cancelled funnily enough) and love it. If I were to skip one of the cities to spend more time in the other, Id easily drop Vegas, particularly if it is a couples holiday. You could never run out of things to do in NY. My in-laws go every second year and spend at least two weeks at a time there and they still arent bored of it.

San Fran was hands down the best food weve had in the States.

bobbyhibs1983
30-10-2017, 11:30 AM
Has anyone done these three destinations together recently. Ideally 4 night stay in each in the order I have posted. Looking for who you booked/planned it with or whether you done all yourself on net. Cheers.

hi

i ve done 2 outta 3 of those destinations i ve done new york and vegas on 1 trip.As someone has mentioned it is a heck of a trip flying wise.

Im unsure if you can get edi- sans fran direct, i guess the best you d hope for would be edi london-san fran-vegas,new york-edi
Loved both vegas and new york!
As for recommendations try mykindatravel, they have been really helpful to my sis- my brother and I.hope this helps

Hibbyradge
30-10-2017, 01:33 PM
I'd drop NY altogether. Dreadful place.

4 nights in SF and 8 nights in LV sounds much better!

Ignore Mikey.

New York is a hugely exciting city. Loads to do and see.

I enjoyed my trip to Vegas, but everything about it is false.

Avoid Eddy Street in SF. There were people defecating in the street when we walked down there.

Fisherman's Wharf is good to visit. If you get the chance to eat Dungeness crab out of a newspaper, take it. (Sorry to be a bore, Sylar!)

snooky
30-10-2017, 03:01 PM
Thought I'd hate Vegas when we stopped there on a bus trip but I loved it.
San Fran was great although we were only there for two days. Alcatraz worth a visit. My fav memory of SF was the smell of the burning wood when the cable car was braking. Ding ding ding went the trolley. :greengrin

Hibrandenburg
30-10-2017, 03:14 PM
Ignore Mikey.

New York is a hugely exciting city. Loads to do and see.

I enjoyed my trip to Vegas, but everything about it is false.

Avoid Eddy Street in SF. There were people defecating in the street when we walked down there.

Fisherman's Wharf is good to visit. If you get the chance to eat Dungeness crab out of a newspaper, take it. (Sorry to be a bore, Sylar!)

I'd agree with most of that. NYC has so much going on that there's something for everyone. I just didn't like the buzz of the city and couldn't shake the feeling that the "every man for themselves" culture was engrained in all levels of society to the extreme there.

San Francisco was a much friendlier city and the pace of life was much more relaxed than NYC but still had all the cultural advantages of a major city. I'm passed going clubbing but still found the nightlife superior to NYC as I felt I could let my guard down a little and relax.

I thought Vegas was a dump and epitomized everything I dislike about modern society in one town. The bright lights attract every kind of hustler and lowlife you can imagine. Whilst the Vegas Dream is what attracts most people, the reality is apparent just a few blocks from the Strip where you can witness the most awful human misery in the western world.

Next time I'm back I'll be doing the East to West trip again but will start in the South East and finish in the North West.

HappyAsHellas
30-10-2017, 06:47 PM
Vegas is worth seeing but very commercialised. Never stayed more than 2 nights there as you soon get fed up of one arm bandits in toilets, newsagents between petrol pumps etc etc. If you haven't been before, then do go - it's an eye opener in many ways.

McD
30-10-2017, 07:19 PM
We took 3 and a half weeks. Headed north first into Canada at Buffalo then all the way over to the Black Hills before following the Rockies south through Utah and Death Valley and Vegas before giving back the RV in San Francisco. The National Park and National Forrest camping sites are fantastic and a 30 foot RV is the only way to travel. My Mrs loved when it was her turn to get behind the wheel.


That sounds amazing mate, how much did that cost (if you dont mind me asking)? 😊

Hibrandenburg
31-10-2017, 09:28 AM
That sounds amazing mate, how much did that cost (if you dont mind me asking)? 😊

I think I paid about 4500, it was back in 2009 so I'm not 100% sure. It was only me and the Mrs but when you consider it you could travel with 6 people and all your accommodation costs and transport are pretty much covered for three and a half weeks, then it's quite a bargain. The RV itself had a huge double bedroom, living room with sofa and 2 chairs where the wall expanded outwards doubling the size, a fully functioning kitchen with microwave and conventional oven, a generator to provide power when you're in the wild and separate bathroom and shower. The only downside was that you had to find parking spaces in town for the thing when visiting attractions but even that wasn't really any hassle.

My Mrs was 5 months pregnant at the time and anytime she wanted a rest she'd just lie down in the double bed in the back for a while. We normally turned up the night before at the places we wanted to see, spend the night on location and do the tourist thing the following day before hitting the road again. We spent time in:

New York
Niagara Falls
Detroit
Chicago and Lake Michigan
Sioux Falls
The Badlands
The Black Hills and Deadwood
Mount Rushmore
Crazy Horse Memorial
Yellowstone Park
The Rockies
Salt Lake City
The salt lakes
Bryce Canyon National Park
Arches National Park
Monument Valley
Navajo Reservation
Grand Canyon
Las Vegas
Death Valley (where it rained)
San Francisco

I recommend doing it East to West because there's about 3 days driving through the Midwest that has some nice little towns but apart from that it mainly involves driving hours past cornfields, which we didn't mind because you still have all the really good stuff to come.

All in all if you're the outdoor type you'll love It, especially in off season where you have all the National Parks and National Forrest camping sites pretty much to yourself.

ancient hibee
31-10-2017, 10:19 AM
Before going to NY join Playbill-gives discounts on shows and you can print off restaurant vouchers.We went to see the Carole King Story and An American Paris at about two thirds of London prices.

McD
01-11-2017, 05:56 PM
I think I paid about 4500, it was back in 2009 so I'm not 100% sure. It was only me and the Mrs but when you consider it you could travel with 6 people and all your accommodation costs and transport are pretty much covered for three and a half weeks, then it's quite a bargain. The RV itself had a huge double bedroom, living room with sofa and 2 chairs where the wall expanded outwards doubling the size, a fully functioning kitchen with microwave and conventional oven, a generator to provide power when you're in the wild and separate bathroom and shower. The only downside was that you had to find parking spaces in town for the thing when visiting attractions but even that wasn't really any hassle.

My Mrs was 5 months pregnant at the time and anytime she wanted a rest she'd just lie down in the double bed in the back for a while. We normally turned up the night before at the places we wanted to see, spend the night on location and do the tourist thing the following day before hitting the road again. We spent time in:

New York
Niagara Falls
Detroit
Chicago and Lake Michigan
Sioux Falls
The Badlands
The Black Hills and Deadwood
Mount Rushmore
Crazy Horse Memorial
Yellowstone Park
The Rockies
Salt Lake City
The salt lakes
Bryce Canyon National Park
Arches National Park
Monument Valley
Navajo Reservation
Grand Canyon
Las Vegas
Death Valley (where it rained)
San Francisco

I recommend doing it East to West because there's about 3 days driving through the Midwest that has some nice little towns but apart from that it mainly involves driving hours past cornfields, which we didn't mind because you still have all the really good stuff to come.

All in all if you're the outdoor type you'll love It, especially in off season where you have all the National Parks and National Forrest camping sites pretty much to yourself.


Wow! So much detail, sounds even better than before, thanks :aok: