Great forum and lots of info, thanks.
We (Wife + 2 teenagers + me) are planning a trip from Londan (England) and am not sure of what is possible in winter or are realistic timings. Any advise would be appreciated. Its our first road trip and first trip to the east coast so lots too much to see in our limited time of 14 - 16 days at the end of December (20th ish).
Things we would like to see/do are roughly: 3 days in SF, 2-3 days in Vegas and 3 days skiing (tahoe or mammoth), and on route we should see Death Valley and Yosemite and Grand canyon.
It looks like there are 2 routes
SF to Tahoe (stop 3days) then down 395 or 95 to Yosemite & DV (stop day or 2 ??) on to LV.
SF down coast Hwy1 then across from Bakersfield to DV . Up to Yosemite and back down to LV. Would it be possible/better to cross from 395 to 95 then down to LV.
Then do day or 2 day trip to Grand Canyon . And fly out of LV.
Could I slot into this seeing the great Redwoods or is this too much or not the right time of year for tis type of trip?
Hope that all makes sense and thanks for all your help.