Next September I will be visiting Sequoia NP and heading to LV.
I am trying to figure out the best route in between these two places. I hope you can help me.
The thing is that I will be visiting Sequoia NP for one day and plan to leave around 6 pm to LV and stop on my way to sleep at a cheap and nice motel along the way. I am checking in in Las Vegas late so I have a whole day to do the rest of the trip and possibly stopping for some quick visits.
1. Which route would you suggest: the quickest route through Bakersfield and Barstow or a more scenic route?
2. I have been suggested to go through the Kern Canyon. Is this a good option? Where could I stop for the night? Since it will be labour day I would like to book the place in advance.
3. Is it a good idea to cross Death Valley in a few hours or should I expect to spend a full day?
4. After my trip to Arizona, Utah, etc. I will be going from LV to LA, so it would be interesting not to do the same road twice.
Any help? Thanks very much!