I am from Sydney Australia, but am working in San Francisco for 3 months. I have managed to get 7 days off work starting the 1st April - my wife is flying over from Oz, and I have beeoked a hire car. My tentative plans are:
1) San Fran to Lassen Volcanic NP (via Orr Hotsprings for a day spa) = 1 day
2) Lassen Volcanic NP to Lake Tahoe - stay somewhere on the Western Shore of Lake Tahoe or in South Lake Tahoe
3) Lake Tahoe to Yosemite - stay somewhere near Yosemite
4) Yosemite to Big Sur - stay somewhere near Big Sur
5) Big Sur to San Francisco
I am not sure of the distances involved - I think that all of the stages that I have mentioned above are do-able in one day - weather permitting. Can any body confirm this? Also, does anybody have any idea about weather in these places from April 1st onwards for a week? Is it likely to all be snowed out and roads closed? + any other tips or advice very welcome - accommodation options, other hot springs, nice secret places that I should see, things to avoid etc.
Many thanks in advance