Hi everyone. Me and my girlfriend are flying into Vegas from London on 11th August and back out of Vegas on 28th August. We want to see Vegas, the Grand Canyon, LA, coastal drive to San Fran and towns along the way, San Fran itself and Yosemite (and any other recommended National Parks). I know there are a lot of threads about California road trips which I've found useful, but I'm still a little unsure about the best direction to go.
We're happy to catch an internal flight to save on time and driving - maybe at the beginning from Vegas to either LA or San Francisco, and then rent a car from there, do the road trip and end up back in Vegas. Would it be better to fly to LA, drive up the coast to San Fran and then back to Vegas via Yosemite. Or fly to San Fran, spend a few days there without a car, then drive out to Yosemite for a few days, then back to SF, head down the coast to LA and then back across to Vegas. If I've already got a rental car, I've heard parking in SF can be a bit of a nightmare.
Anyway, thanks in advance for any advice.