I'm planning a trip from LA to SF over two weeks with myself, my gf and our 8 week old baby. Trip is from 17th July to 2nd August. Car will be rental car (prolly small SUV RAV4 maybe)
Original plan was to Drive from LA to San Diego to Palm Springs to Lake Mead(Hoover Dam) to Death Valley to Yosemite to SF. All with lots of stops on the way.
Thinking about it now.. Will it be too hot in the Death Valley area for a baby? The car will be air-conditioned. But in the case of a breakdown, how often will other cars be around?
Route from though DV would be I-190 - detour to Dante's View - Furnace Creek(overnight) - detour to Badwater then exit out via Panamint Springs.
I was thinking of changing to LA-San Diego-Palm Springs-LA *FLY* Reno-Yosemite-SF. So avoiding Death Valley all together.
Assuming we didn't do much between 11AM and 3PM when we're in Death Valley how bad(hot) does it get? I know about taking lots and lots of water.
Any suggestions? Other detours? Any advice for traveling with a baby?
Thanks in advance,