I see that this is one of the most popular trips on this forum (which is unbelievably helpful, by the way!) and I've read all the other posts about it that I could find. However, I was hoping for a bit of specific advice on my trip to try and find the easiest routes for a trip with only one, recently-licensed driver who has never driven an automatic and will be driving on the "wrong" side of the road (we're from Ireland).
We will be leaving from San Franciso mid-July and have three, or at most four days to get to Las Vegas. En route we really want to see Yosemite NP and also Death Valley. We'd like to spend at least a few hours in Yosemite but given the heat are happy to stay in the car most of the time in Death Valley, although it would be nice to get out and walk around for a little bit.
So we're looking for suggestions on good, scenic routes to take, whether it makes more sense to go to Death Valley or Yosemite first, and where would be sensible places to break the trip and overnight, given that we only have one driver. We'd really appreciate some advice!