We are a NZ family coming over to the States end of September next year. Our plan is do do San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, LA, Orlando (Disney Cruise) then flying out of Houston back home. We have 4 weeks for the trip.
My question is in relation to the first part of our travels where we would like to travel from SF (after having 3 days there) to Yosemite and then onto Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. We will then fly or Lux Bus from LV to LA. Our kids will be 11, 9, and 7 yrs. They are not great at all with long car journeys - can be very, very painful but trying to work out best way for us to do this part without or with driving. If we drive to Yosemite and have 1 or 2 nights there before moving onto LV and Grand Canyon what is the quickest/best way to get to LV from Yosemite with minimum travel time!?! We would like to do a Grand Canyon tour out of LV (would have to be the west rim as kids wouldn't cope with the long travel to the south rim I doubt). Unless of course we could come via the South Rim on the way from Yosemite to LV? I would so love to hear from anyone who has knowledge in this area as I am struggling!!