I would love to get other peoples opinions on what i should divert to, add in or change about the below trip itinerary i have planned for the end of Sept/start of Oct.
There are some long driving days and seems like im ending up with two days spare to fill in somewhere.
Was thinking of an extra day in Lake Tahoe. Would mean i would have to know what day i will then be in Yosemite as it seems you need to book accommodation well in advance.
Also i suppose i could cut out the stay over in santa cruz and go from monterey to San Francisco - this will get me that day back.
Just not sure if it will be worthwhile adding in an extra day along the way to before Lake Tahoe.
1 - Fly into Denver from Ireland
2 - Denver to Estes Park, CO
3 - Estes Park, CO through RMNP to Vernal, UT
4 - Vernal to Salt Lake City Area (not sure where to aim for there yet - will just be an over night stay)
5 - Salt Lake City Area to Ely, Nevada (planning to go along US-50 (so thinking of going along I80 and cutting down US93 to Ely) - could probably go further this day but dont want to caught out with nowhere to stay in Eureka and Fallon may be too far to continue to - not sure on this day)
6 - Ely to Lake Tahoe
7 - Lake Tahoe to Yosemite (down the 395 highway - not sure where to stay in Yosemite and looking to book now - need a motel/hotel so looking at Mariposa)
8 - Another day in Yosemite
9 - Yosemite to Monterey/Carmel - scenic route and going down as far as Cambria to take in a good stretch of US-1 up to Monterey
10 - Monterey/Carmel to Santa Cruz
11 - seems this day is spare
12 - Santa Cruz to San Francisco ( have last three nights booked in San Francisco so need to be there on this day)
13 - San Francisco
14 - San Francisco
15 - Fly from San Francisco back to Ireland