I am looking for some feedback if possible on a rough itenary myself and two friends (25year old males) have put together for a 2 week road trip in may and have a few questions if anyone can help -or any advice of anything weve got a bit wrong?! We are looking at booking hotels in San fran for the first 2 and last nights .. with the rest aimed at finding motels when we are there..
We have put together a rough idea of an intenery ;
Day 1 - (Mon 6th) - Fly in to San Fran - Sleep!
Day 2 - (7th)Spend day in San Fran (Alcatraz/Golden Gate/Cable Cars) - Stay in San Fran
Day 3 - (8th)Leave Hotel - Pick up car & start drive to LA - Stay in Monterey area
Day 4 - (9th)Drive further down 101 - stay close to LA (maybe Santa Barbara area?)
Day 5 - (10th)Make way into La after rush hour - Spend day(long beach/malibu?) & night staying in LA
Day 6 - (11th)Do touristy stuff (holywood?) and stay in LA
Day 7 -(12th) Drive from LA to Grand Canyon - Stay close to GC
Day 8 - (13th)Visit Gran Canyon (look into helicopter flights/activities etc) -drive back towards Vegas - Stay near Vegas
Day 9 - (14th)Spend day in Vegas & go for night out
Day 10 - (15th)Recover morning to early afternoon - do part drive to death valley area (4 hours)
Day 11 - (16th)Finish drive to Yosemite (Tioga pass - if not longer way round) - spend rest of day in Yosemite
Day 12 - (17th)Spend most of day in Yosemite - start drive back to San Fran (try and stay somewhere cheap)
Day 13 - (18th) Make way to San Fran (drop car) stay in san fran (night out!?)
Day 14 - (19th)Leave!
The main questions we have are ;
1. Best places to stay on drive from San Fran to LA
2.Yosemite - is it likely that the Tioga pass wont be open? would this effect the timings i have listed?
3. Would staying in the Yosemite area require booking a place to stay? - would we need to book accommodation anywhere else?
4. Is there anything it loooks like weve missed or should consider?!
Thanks in advance for any help people can give!!