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  1. #1
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    Default first timer las vagas to san francisco

    Hey everyone
    just booked my honeymoon and this will be my first time state side and im looking for any advice on the best way to drive from vagas to san francisco, any sites that need to be seen on the trip, what sort of milage am i looking at and what would be a good half way point to stop over night? ive got 2 days for the trip but could stretch it to 3 if needs be, any help would be greatly appreciated
    Many thanks
    Blacky

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    Default A starting point

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    There are a number of options, including going through Death Valley and Yosemite and/or heading up the California coast. We've got a few hundred threads detailing the possibilities of this trip. I'd start simply by looking around the forum a little more, including these fine threads on the subject, and see what sparks your interest.

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    Default Congratulations!

    Hello there and congratulations !

    Can't believe your turning your back on the great British summer,lol! ;-)

    As Michael said, quite a few options but being your first chance to see this lovely area I would personally try and find that extra day and take yourself across Death valley and Yosemite. Both are amazing places and not the sort of thing we are used to back home, and both quite different, from desert to Mountains and lakes.

    A popular route would be to head to Pahrump from Vegas [east 160]and to Death valley junction and across Death valley on the 190 to Lone pine and then north on the 395, stopping overnight around Bishop or Mammoth. The following day head across the Tioga pass [120] into Yosemite, a fantastic drive. Explore the valley floor and stay in or around the park and allow around 6 hours the following day to arrive in San Fran. If time allows have a drive up to Glacier point in Yosemite, the view is incredible.
    If you need more convincing click here.
    Let us know if you need any more help, and have a great honeymoon.

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    Default Maps?

    Hey guys thanks for the quick replys and the congratulations!!
    hmm great british summer?? havent seen one of those in a while lol.
    death vally and Yosemite seems to be the way to go from what i can gather and Glacier point in Yosemite looks fantastic, whats the best place to pick up maps for the route any ideas?
    Blacky

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    Default

    Before we left we printed off some maps with directions from the Internet using windows live [google being another popular one] and bought some maps before leaving just to familiarise ourselves with the area. Most book shops either have or can order you a detailed map of the area your visiting.
    If you leave it until your there I'm pretty sure most gas stations would supply maps.

    For inside the parks use the N.P.S site maps. You can search Yosemite as well.

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    Default on paper

    The internet map programs will give you a rough idea of where to go, although its a bit harder, imho, to get a big picture perspective on where you'll be traveling. Because of that, I always prefer looking at a nice paper map or atlas when planning a trip. As dave mentioned, you should be able to find one at a bookstore, or you could look online. You'll find RTA's map and atlas recommendations here.

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