We are from Spain and we are planning our road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles visiting the National Parks, and we'd like some advice!. Our itinerary:
Day 1: San Francisco-Silicon Valley-San Jose-Madera
Day 2: Madera-Yosemite-Jamestown
Day 3: Jamestown-Eldorado-South Lake Tahoe
Day 4: South Lake Tahoe-Bodie-Mono Lake-Mammoth Lakes
Day 5: Mammoth Lakes-Death Valley-Beatty
Day 6: Beatty-Valley of Fire-Overton
Day 7: Overton-Zion Canyon-Mt Carmel
Day 8: Mt Carmel-Bryce Canyon-Hatch
Day 9: Hatch-Page (Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powel Dam)
Day 10: Page-Monument Valley
Day 11: Monument Valley-Grand Canyon-Williams
Day 12: Williams-Hoover Dam-Las Vegas
Day 13: Las Vegas
Day 14: Las Vegas-Mojave-Joshua Tree
Day 15: Joshua Tree-San Diego
Day 16: San Diego-LA
Days 16, 17: LA
Day 18: LA-Back to Spain
Do you think that's feasable? Any suggestions, changes, additions? Only one of us is driving, that's why we are trying to keep it under 4-5 driving hours a day.
Our first idea was to spend some more time at Yosemite, but lodging in the Park is ridiculously expensive (if available).
Also, we wanted to go from Yosemite to Mammoth Lakes through Tioga Pass, but seeing the snow pack and the snow amount this year we don't think Tioga Pass will be open by May 29th... That's why we decided to go to South Lake Tahoe, no problems going that way, right??
Is Eldorado worth a "proper" visit? Or is just driving by enough?
Are we missing something? Any other places less known but worth a visit?
Thanks in advance!