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    Hi We're flying in from the uk into vegas on 3rd September and stopping 2 nights in vegas.
    We then pick up a hire car and drive to sequioa national park hopefully through Death Valley.
    We stop one night in Sequoia before driving on to Yosemite where we stop for 3 nights before driving to San Fran.We stop here 2 nights then drive onto Monteray for 1 night and then onto Santa Monica.
    It's the first and final legs that are concerning me after reading this forum. Is vegas to sequoia via death valley too far. We will have 3 drivers on board,myself and two sons (23&22).
    Also is monteray to Santa Monica too far as we want to stop at the scenic places on the drive (17 mile drive etc)
    Any help appreciated


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    It really would be too much to try to see any of Death Valley and make it to Sequoia on the same day. While the two parks are close "as the crow flies," you first have to cross the southern edge of the Sierras. Lake Isabella would be about as far as you can reasonably expect to get.

    The other option would be to go from DV to Yosemite, and then visit Sequoia later. It would involve a little backtracking, going south out of Yosemite and then back north to SF, but it would allow you to take the very scenic Tioga Pass into Yosemite.

    Monterey to Santa Monica is certainly pushing it, and is probably too much if you want to be able to enjoy the drive and make stops. You might look at stopping a bit farther north, and finish off the drive the following day.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.


    You may have already done your homework regarding your 2 sons driving, but if not you should expect to pay a daily 'Young drivers fee' for each of them on top of the rental cost. It will be worth checking out before deciding what is the best deal available

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