My wife and I are looking to visit USA for 2 weeks next August (2013) but need to start planning/booking this year.
Rough idea is fly (we're from the UK) to San Francisco and hire a car.
Spend a couple of days staying in SF.
Take 4 days driving to Vegas.
Possible overnight stops are Monterey, Santa Maria, and Santa Monica, all down the coast road, then head on I-15 straight to Vegas.
Spend a couple of days in Vegas.
Have a possible trip out to Grand Canyon.
Then spend 4 days driving back to SF.
Possible stops are Death Valley (Stovepipe Wells), Bishop, and Lake Tahoe, finally head on I-50 back to SF.
Is it possible to do LV>Bishop in one day or is it worthwhile having an overnight at Stovepipe Wells?
Have a final days rest in SF before flying home.
This looks to be about 200-250 miles (3-5 hours) of driving each day.
Is this about right?