I find this forum is tremendous helpful on planning my summer trip. After reading many of similar threads, below is my trip plan. I am looking forward to your input/suggestions/comments :-).
July 16: leaving san jose, driving to Yosemite, stay in valley for 16&17
July 18: after lunch, driving to Barstow via 395 for the night
July 19: driving to Zion Canyon (bypass Las Vegas), stay for the night
July 20: Driving to GC, stay in the park for 20&21
July 22: Driving to LV, stay for the night
July 23:Driving to San Diego, stay for 23&24
July 25: Driving to Long Beach for a 4-day Mexico Cruise, departing at 5:30pm, back 8AM of 29th
July 29: Driving to LA, stay for the night
July 30: Driving to Heart Castle in the afternoon, need to find a place to say(where is a good place?)
July 31: Driving home via Camel, 17 miles/Monterery
This is a rough draft, i wonder if i am driving too aggressively? Also need advice on where to go for each day..
we are pretty familiar with Yosemite/LA/SD area, been to LV many times so not so into SV. For all
other areas, still pretty new to us.
Also for driving route, i wonder if there is any particular route I should avoid?
Thanks for your time on reading. Thanks in advance for your reply:-)