Hi all , just signed in here in need of desperate help for some doubts.
Im traveling from Puerto Rico to do a road trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco ; stoping in Los Angeles (Santa Monica). I have done other road trips , but in the east .
My main concern is the route to take from Las Vegas to Santa Monica.
I have the option to take the I-15 and I-10 for just a 5 hour drive to Santa Monica.
Or my preferred option to go across Death Valley. From Las Vegas - # 95 then # 373 - Death Valley Junction - # 190 . Stops at Furnace Creek , Dante's View , Stovepipe Wells and continue # 190 until # 395 and drive south to Santa Monica . That route is like 9 hour drive , plus the stops , maybe gets up to 12 hours or more.
Im visiting in early August , will it be dangerously hot in the valley ? should i avoid that route ??
Im thinking in the car radiator and tires. I know it can get up to
125(farenheit) . And as a first timer in a dessert im asking you all my doubts and suggestions about the route , maybe a better route or if is ok .
Im planing to leave early morning from Las Vegas like 6:00 am and sleep in Santa Monica the same day( maybe get there at 10:00 pm).Could that be posible?
Also im thinking to take the coast route ( i think is the route # 1 ) to San Francisco two days later.
Any comments about it ? Any specials stops?
Thanks in advance for any help you all may bring!!!!!!!
pd:: sorry for my english is not my main language.