I will be arriving from the UK to San Francisco on an eight day holiday in September (not long enough unfortunatley). Would like to stay in San Fran for two days to see San Fran itself - Golden Gate bridge, Golden Gate Park, China Town, Fisherman's wharf and Muir Woods.
I would also like to visit
Yosemite National Park
Grand Canyon (really excited about seeing the canyon!)
I have maps and tourist books but I am undecided about whether I should drive from San Fran to Lake Tahoe then Yosemite Park and then on to the Grand Canyon or whether I should some how see the others and then fly from San Fran to Las Vegas and drive to the canyon from there... I am not sure how long all the driving will take. Any ideas as to the best way to see all these amazing places will be much appreciated. Also any recommendations for places to eat or hotel/motels on the way would be fab. Sorry for the long message. I am also aware that this is a TALL order. Many thanks. Nicky