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  1. Default Newbie....on a West coast 2 week road trip.....

    Mrs newbie and myself are having a 2 week roadtrip in August(being a tourist and seing the sights)and we are wondeing which is the best/recommended way to go from Vegas to Yosemite,and is it possible to have a diversion into Death Valley

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Western/Central Massachusetts

    Default Welcome!

    Welcome to the RoadTrip America Forum!

    It is certainly within the realm of possibility to visit the places that you mention on your trip, given two weeks. Check Google Maps for Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park - the second route that appears is exactly what you would be looking for, with a trip through Death Valley.

    How many days do you plan to visit in the various locations you will be driving to?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia


    Quote Originally Posted by ClaretandBlue View Post
    from Vegas to Yosemite,and is it possible to have a diversion into Death Valley
    Not only is it possible... many roadtrippers would consider no other... in August.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Popular, and extremely scenic route.

    The popular route would be 160 to Pahrump and then Bell Vista Ave/Ash Meadows Rd/State line Rd to Death valley junction to 190/136 to 395 and head North to CA120 near Mono Lake and cross the Sierra Nevada on the spectacular Tioga pass. Depending on your schedule you could stay in Death valley NP [Furnace creek, Stovepipe Wells or Panamint Springs] or anywhere outside the park, say between Lone Pine and Bishop. Death valley will be extremely hot but you can enjoy the landscape driving through and with short walks to viewpoints such as Zabriske point. Carry lots of water and cover up well with suncream and hats. It's possible same day, but it would be a long day and you would most likely wish you hadn't rushed through some of the spectacular sights along the way.

    You will find lots of useful info throughout the forums by searching around and here are a few of our favorites.

    If you have any other questions regarding your trip, just ask !

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    Many thanks everyone for the fantastic advice,myself and Mrs Newbie have taken all the information on board and are really looking forward to our trip there

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