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  1. Default Las Vegas to San francisco via Yosemite in April 2011

    hello we are looking for some help with our trip in April 2011 to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We are not familiar with the US - having only visited Florida in the past. We arrive in Las Vegas on 31st March for 3 days - we have hired a car to then take us from Vegas to San Francisco. We have 4 days to complete this in but don't know where to start -what to see or where to stay.
    We have booked a flight over the Grand Canyon whilst in Vegas, and we have booked things to do whilst in SF - we leave SF after 4 days and go to Hawaii for 8 days. So all is sorted apart from this section - we love sight seeing, walking,etc
    Any thoughts, help with directions /what to see en route/where to stay (not a tent pls!) would be much appriciated.

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    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Wonderful area to visit !

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    The first thing you need to know is that the main pass across the Sierra Nevada known as the Tioga pass [CA120] will still be close when you travel due to winter snow accumulation. This means going North or South around the mountains, my choice would be South. A trip across Death valley is highly recommended for it's incredible landscape before heading around Lake Isabella/Bakersfield area to the South. [If South is what you decide upon]

    From here the two main choices would be too head towards the coast to the Cambria area and spend a couple of days taking this very scenic route around Big Sur, or head North towards Yosemite, possibly via Sequoia NP where you will find the largest living thing on the planet, the General Sherman tree. Although the high ground will be snow bound, Yosemite valley will be turning to Spring and the waterfalls will start to flow with snow melt, it's a wonderful [and romantic ;-) ] place to be.

    Look around the forums for other ideas and info, plus you can visit the Map centre [green tool bar above] and look at the RTA library for attractions along your way.

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    thanks very much Dave for this insight - will start planning it now - still dont know if we should go sea or Yosemite but you have at least given me a plan. Thanks again - great site

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