First time poster, hoping to get some feedback on an itinerary for a 10 day trip in May 2011. Myself and my fiance are flying to San Francisco from Dublin, arriving at 7pm on Friday 13th May. Having looked at countless threads on the RTA forum I've come up with the following itinerary:-
13th - arrive San Francisco - check into hotel
14th - sightseeing/exploring SF
15th - sightseeing/exploring SF
16th - hire car - drive to Napa Valley for wine tasting tour, stay one night Yountville
17th - Napa Valley to Yosemite - explore valley, stay at El Portal
18th - day explorind/hiking in Yosemite
19th - day exploring/hiking in Yosemite
20th - drive Yosemite to Sequoia NP - afternoon exploring
21st - drive to Cambria - overnight
22nd - drive to Glen Oak Motel - Big Sur
23rd - Big Sur to San Fran via Big Basin - drop off car - final afternoon in SF
24th - depart SF early morning
The querie I have basically are whether this is viable, or whether I should perhaps look to spend an extra night anywhere, dropping the final night in SF, or the night in Sequoia or Napa? Worth noting that our flight home is really early on the morning of the 24rd.
We'd also considered reversing the intineary, finishing in SF, but we thought that we'd be best not driving for a day or two until we're over jet lag! Would also consider doing the whole trip in reverse, starting with the drive down Pacific Coast Highway, and finishing in Napa.
We're interested in a range of activities - love city breaks, relaxing, hiking, and sightseeing - so everything on the itinerary appeals to us!
Any tips and advice appreciated!