As a post-graduation celebration I?m heading from Stanford to Vegas in June with family and friends from New Zealand. I?ve driven to Vegas from San Francisco in 1 day via the 5 which was fine. But I?ve heard that it?s also possible to get to Vegas from the eastern side of Yosemite. We don?t have time to stay at Yosemite but it?s such a beautiful slice of the US that I would love to take my guests there en route to Vegas if at all possible.
So my question is: could we drive from Stanford to Vegas via Yosemite in one day (say 12-14 hours)? If so, could someone please suggest an appropriate route?
I?ve driven from Vancouver to San Fran in a single trip so long distances aren?t a major issue.