First of all it's great to be on the forum. I have read many of the posts and have finally come up with a plan for a CA road trip.
My wife and I will arrive in LAX on May 18 and I had thought of
18-21 (3 nights) in LA
21 leave for Yosemite
21-24 (3 nights) in Yosemite
24 leave for NAPA
24-26 (2 nights) in NAPA
26 leave for SF
26-29 (3 nights) in SF
29- 2/June - PCH to San Diego (4 nights)
2/June leave for Joshua Tree
2-4 (2 nights) in JT
4 return to LA, 2 more days
6 return to Brazil
At this point I have doubts as to whether I'm dedicating too many days to Yosemite and JT, for instance. I followed a strategy of trying to arrive at the parks at the end of the day so I would always have a night's rest and a fresh start at the next morning, but I was hoping to get a sense of whether this isn't too much time.
One other thing is the apparent difficulty of finding hotels in the parks, especially Yosemite, and if it is generally possible to find motels that don't have to be reserved in advance.
Best, and thanks a lot for taking the time to read and eventually answer this,