Hi, we are two australians planning a 6 week road trip mainly in california but also dipping into nevada and arizona. After much research our itinerary is mostly sorted, I'm a little stuck on kings canyon however. Would be most grateful for advice on how realistic the following plan is..
11th september drive from Cloverdale down to sequoia national park. plan to spend the night at sierra lodge, entering the park from.. I believe its highway 198. Plan to spend the day of the 12th driving up through the park into kings canyon.
Does Highway 198 link into highway 180 from which we plan to exit the park? Is this do--able in a day in a normal sedan car?? Is it do-able on a tank of fuel.. I see there isn't anywhere to top up the tank in the park.
We are having great difficulty locating somewhere to stay on exiting the park on highway 180. Is fresno too far? I have it at almost 2 hours from the park exit but don't know how accurate this is. Are there alternatives just outside the park along highway 180? We are on a budget for accommodation.
Very grateful for any assistance!
for additional info, next stop after kings canyon nat. park is yosemite.