I am planning a roadtrip with 2 other people (one elderly) in July to drive up the coast of California. We only have 5 days (Arrive in afternoon on day 1 and leave in morning of day 6). So far the plan is to fly into LAX and out of Sacramento with max 3-4 hours driving per day and the rest of each day spent at several stops along the way.
From what I've heard, I'm kind of worried about the curves along some points of the route. Making tight curves on a narrow road on the side of a cliff with no guard rail unnerves me. Wanted to know if some one can tell me some of the worst areas so that someone braver can drive those parts :-)
Also if there are alternate routes around those areas --I know I would probably be sacrificing some scenery, but maybe explore another area/town/unusual attraction instead--that would be helpful. Something relaxing with not too much walking.
We were also wondering if a side trip to yosemite (just quick overview of main areas using park shuttles to look at scenery--no hiking or anything for this trip) is too much to fit into the 5 days.