Hi all, new to this site and have found it to be excellent already.
Not sure if I should be starting a new thread here ..... but I do have a question regarding Vegas to Yosemite!
Anyway, myself and my wife are travelling mid October from Ireland.
As you'll see from my rough plan below I'm just about trying to fit everything in (A compromise between road trip, city tours and a few days at the end to chill)
LA (stay 3 nights) .. the usual sights etc.
Gran Canyon (South rim) (1 night)... just wanna get the sunrise!
Las Vegas (2 nights)
Yosemite (2 nights)
San Fran (3 nights)
Somewhere on Rte1? (1 night)
OC (3 nights)
Does it make sense to visit Hoover Dam on the way from Grand Canyon to Las Vegas? ..or is Hoover Dam a day trip?
I'd really like to go via Death Valley, Mammoth Lakes, Tioga Pass to Yosemite(Oakhurst), but having already read some posts it looks like this is just way too much to do in one day .. What if I was to go through Death Valley and then head back south towards route 58/Bakersfield then on via Fresno... would this shorten the drive time enough to make it realistic? If so how long should I expect it to take?
Any suggestions what best place would be to stop for the night if taking coast road from San Francisco to LA ?
Any other suggestions on interesting routes or places to see along the way.
and any recommendations on somewhere 'different' to stay on the last leg of the journey in OC, I was thinking somewhere around Dana Point etc.??
Thanks for your help.