I'm currently in CA for 3 months business, at the end of which, I'm planning to fly my girlfriend in and take a road trip.
Start point will be LAX, she'll be landing after an 11 hour flight, so we'll probably write the first day off. We'll be flying out of LAX too, so it's a round trip. I'm working on a week to ten days.
Figured a clockwise trip, LA > SF > LV > LA would have the most variation in theme.
From LA out to the PCH, then northwards all the way up to SF. I'm thinking 2 days. To include a wine stop somewhere.
a couple of days in SF, early start out to Yosemite, take a morning tour then on to Sequoia in the afternoon. stop overnight, early start through Death Valley to Las Vegas. Stop 2 nights including Grand Canyon, then back to LAX via Mojave.
Am I being overly optimistic? If so, where would I be best to add in days?
We're into scenery, beaches, photography, architecture, and are generally open to any suggestions.
Any advice would be much appreciated, meanwhile I'll trawl the other threads.