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  1. Default Las Vegas to San Francisco in March..advice?

    My husband and I are planning a trip out to California in mid March. We are flying into Las Vegas and from there are thinking of heading to Death Valley, then Sequoia NP. From there we're thinking of heading to Yosemite, and then to Napa to explore wine country. Our next stop after the wine, would be San Francisco, then we'd like to head down the coast and back over to LV for our flight home. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. We have about 10 days.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin


    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    That certainly is a good starting point for a plan. Probably the biggest thing to keep in mind is that there is a mountain range in between Death Valley and Sequoia, so it is a full day drive in between those two parks. You basically have to cross near Bakersfield, as it is the direct route between those to locations, and the other passes farther north (like Tioga through Yosemite) will still be closed for the winter.

    Otherwise, I'll simply point out that this is really one of the single most discussed route ideas on this forum, so you can find a lot of information just by looking around a bit, and if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Great road trip !

    Pack some warm clothes for the mountain areas, but it can be a great time of year to visit. You won't be able to visit Kings canyon or some of the high ground areas such as Glacier point in Yosemite, but the snow covered mountains will look awesome and the Waterfalls should be flowing nicely. Allow for at least one overnight stop on the coast after SF to allow time for the towns and scenery depending on how far south you want to go. If you stopped in Cambria/Morro Bay area you could head straight back to Vegas from there. Ten days is a nice amount of time, but will soon dissapear when you include journey time. And don't forget Alcatraz Island while in SF, well worth it !

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    The Netherlands


    Make your reservations for Yosemite asa possible and it's also good to make them for DVNP. Maybe wildflowers are blooming in the desert when you're coming. Did you know there are plenty of wineries in places like Monterey, Paso Robles along central Coast and Santa Barbara? We esp like Paso Robles and you're driving right through it on the way from Cambria to Las vegas.
    You may need to have chains in the car for Seki and Yose and remember the drive into Seki on 198 is very steep and winding.
    10 days is very tight for a trip like yours. Maybe skip Seki and see sequoias at Mariposa Grove in Yosemite. That still will be open before it closes for renovations in may/june.

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