I'm really excited about our holiday and want people's opinions!
We're arriving in the US on the 30th August for 3 weeks and planning to do this:
3 nights in LV (including a visit to the Hoover Dam)
1 night in Joshua Tree NP (passing through the Mojave)
2 nights in Hollywood (La Brea Tar Pits, Walk of Fame etc)
4 days travelling up Route 1 (definite stops at Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Carmel, Monterey)
3 nights in San Francisco
?? Interstate 80 to the Donner Pass (advice needed - is this a good route and what should we stop and see)??
2 nights in Yosemite
2 days travelling Route 395 down to Death Valley taking in Bodie, Mono Lake, Devil's Postpile, the Great Basin bristlecone pines, some hot springs, Manzanar internment camp, Mt Whitney
3 nights in Death Valley (entering through Panamint Springs) and visiting Artist's Drive, Dante's View, Devil's Golfcourse and Zabriskie Point
Back to Vegas and home (boo, hiss!)
Does this look realistic, and are we getting the most out of the route? We want the right balance of razzamatazz and amazing and beautiful natural history.
Thanks for your comments.