Hopefully someone can give me some advice......
I am planning a 10 day trip with my GF around the 26th August to 5th Sept of California and a stop in Vegas.
We want to include all of the above locations in our trip but are unsure of the best route to take.
We plan to start our trip in LAX and also end in LAX.
Our plan is to arrive in LAX, stay one night and hire a car the next day and travel along the coast to San Fran, stay a few nights (3 or 4 nights), then drive to Yosemite across the Sierras early in the morning and spend one night there. We then want to see Death Valley (maybe stay one night somewhere)and head to Vegas for 2 (maybe 3) nights. Then drive (or fly) to LAX and stay one more night before going home.
Is this doable? Where are the mammoth lakes and would it be possible to include them and see the grand canyon on the way back (im guessing no-way! to the grand canyon in the time frame i have planned)?
We have planned this trip around scenery but am open to suggestions as regards flying to certain places instead of driving (really want to see the landscape though as a first choice).
Any info would be greatly appreciated and can you tell me about gas prices (convertible car possibly) for this trip and how long between each place please.