West Coast Road Trip – What Does it Cost?

A West Coast USA road trip is a dream for many but is it out of reach for your budget? We’ve put together a guide on how much a trip like this could cost to suit low to mid range budgets, from our own experience.

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West Coast Road Trip – 3 week itinerary and the highlights

The highlights from our three week trip to the Western States covering Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. This post contains our full itinerary and a summary of what we did, and where we ate, at each location.

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3 Days in Las Vegas

First timers in Las Vegas, staying at the Vdara, checking out Ka, Harley Davidson, the massive hotels and having our own Ghost Adventures in Goodsprings at the Pioneer Saloon!

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West Coast Road Trip Day 14

A freezing sunrise at the Grand Canyon and road tripping through the wild west Day 14 – Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas Like most people staying at the Grand Canyon it was an early start this morning to watch the sun rise. We were up at 5am in the freezing cold ready to…

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West Coast Road Trip Day 13

Motoring east on Route 66, sunset and camping at the Grand Canyon. Day 13 – Laughlin to Grand Canyon National Park We got breakfast in the hotel this morning, I had a cinnamon bun from Cinnabon – amazing – and Richard had an egg, bacon and cheese bun from Smashburger which was just ok. We…

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West Coast Road Trip Day 12

Golden beaches, huge pancakes and the Mighty Colorado Day 12 – Venice to Laughlin We still hadn’t paddled in the Pacific yet so needed to do that this morning. We were up and out on the beach by 9am – the best time to go on a Sunday morning, we almost had the entire beach…

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West Coast Road Trip Day 11

Short stay at Hotel Erwin in Venice, Los Angeles. Checking out the Freak Show, Santa Monica Pier and Muscle Beach

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West Coast Road Trip Day 10

Happy birthday to me… Pacific Coast Highway, county fair and rodeo Day 10 – Monterey to Bakersfield It was my birthday and future ones will find it hard to compete now, we would be driving through Big Sur. The Soberanes fire was on the coast during our trip so all of the state parks south of…

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West Coast Road Trip Day 9

Watching whales and visiting the city where wearing high heels is breaking the law Day 9 – San Francisco to Monterey A very early start and on the road by 7am but for good reason, our first stop was Moss Landing where we had booked a whale watching trip with Sanctuary Cruises. We arrived at…

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West Coast Road Trip Days 7 & 8 – Santa Rosa to San Francisco

Landmarks, feasts and diamonds in San Francisco Day 7 – Santa Rosa to San Francisco After breakfast we continued south on highway 101 towards San Francisco. Santa Rosa and San Francisco are a little over 50 miles apart and without stops wouldn’t take much more than an hour. We had the top down and enjoyed…

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