This site is great! and you all seem to offer great tips and suggestions.
We are a family from the UK - 2 adults and a teenager and we have a vague idea of a trip we would like to do either in May or Sep 2009 (this will be dependant upon if the weather is too hot for us in one of these months?)
We have 15 days and want to experience the beauty and splendour of the NP's along with some beach and chill time and also take in SFO and Vegas for good measure
We would like to visit :-
SFO x 2 days
Yosemite x 2 days. Would 2 days be enough to see everything?
Death Valley - should we stay or drive through to Vegas?
Vegas for 2 nights and
Perhaps a trip to Gran Canyon
Then head over to the coast - Santa Barbara for 1 night. Is the trip from GC or Vegas to Santa Barbara too long? If so can anyone suggest an historic or scenic stopover?
Drive up to Monterey or Carmel and stay for 1 night
and then head back to SFO for a final night stop
As you can see my stops dont add-up to the 15 nights at the moment so I realise I have more work to do........But perhaps if any of you have done a similar route before you could provide me with some great advice
Thanks in hope...Christine