Needed some advice/suggestions on this trip i have planned in the first week of September. Would love to extend this trip but need to back in Denver in 10 days. Does this plan look too ambitious ? The idea is to visit as many places as possible but dont want it to be too driving intensive. Should i drop some parts of this trip in favor of doing justice to others ?
Day 1 - Flight from Denver to LA. Pickup rental car and see few places in the evening
Day 2 - LA sightseeing
Day 3 - Drive towards SF on Highway 1. Would like to cover San Luis , Big Sur and Carmel/Monterrey on this route.Can i make it to Carmel that night ? Any other options for staying overnight
Day 4 - Half day Carmel/Monterrey and reach SF by afternoon. Visit couple of places in SF in the evening
Day 5 - SF sightseeing
Day 6 - Drive to Yosemite and plan on reaching Vegas next day around 4 PM. What places can i cover in this time frame. Where do i stop overnight. Can i take in a bit of Yosemite and make it to Bishop/Lone pine by evening ?
Day 7 and 8 - Las vegas. I have made hotel reservations already for this
Day 9 - Start driving towards Denver to reach by next day around 6 PM. Hoping to cover Zion , Bryce canyon and MOAB along the way