I really do need the good advice folks so pile it on please if you will.
Myself and my wife are from Ireland and we're going to the US for the New Year. NYC on Dec 26th and then on to Vegas on Dec 29th. We hope to leave Vegas on Jan 1st and make our way to San Fran and then onto Los Angeles for our flight back to Ireland on Jan 8th.
Therefore, that leaves us 7 days to go from Vegas To LA via San Fran by car. I would really like your advice in terms of what the best tourist spots are for us to visit. We have been to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Damn before so thats out - that means we can just get on the road for San Fran.
I'm thinking 2 nights in Yosemite, 2 nights in Napa, a night in each of monterey, santa barbara and LA.
Obviously Alcatraz is must see for me as well.
Also, this time of year? Is it wise to rent a convertible? What roads are usually closed for winter?
I would really appreciate any advice in terms of beefing up my itinery.
Many thanks in advance