My wife and I are first-timers to California in September arriving into LAX from the UK, and I would hugely appreciate it if anyone could cast their eye over our itinerary for any advice. It’s been impossible trying to fit everything in (we’ve decided to see Grand Canyon next time – good reason to come back!) but hopefully we’ve got a good mix. The plan is not to spend too long in the car, but to try to see as much as we can in 15 nights. Any thoughts welcome.
3 nights LA
2 nights Las Vegas
1 night Bishop – any advice on route? I thought we’d take the 95 up to Beatty, then through Death Valley and up on the 395 to Bishop?
1 night Lee Vining to see Bodie/Mono Lake – or could we miss Lee Vining, and just see Bodie/Mono Lake from Bishop and go into Yosemite from Bishop that evening?
2 nights Yosemite
3 nights on coast – Carmel/Monterey/Big Sur
3 nights SF