We are a couple living in Brussels, Belgium. We are soon (1 week) leaving for our holiday which will be a roadtrip around the west coast.
We have only 14 days for our trip but don't mind some serious driving and concentrating on a few selected places. Our plan is:
Arriving in Las Vegas and staying there for 1 day/2 nights -->
Driving all day and arriving close by Yosemite where spending 2 nights / 1 full day -->
Driving to San Francisco and spending there 3 days -->
Leaving SF early in the morning, stopping at Monterrey and finally spending the night at Carmel (also our first wedding anniversary...)
This is where we get puzzled. We are leaving Carmel on a Wednesday morning and we will have to be in San Diego on Friday. We do want to drive through Big Sur but otherwise we really don't know where to stop or what to see.
We were considering wine tasting around Solvang/Santa Barbara area. We do not, however, want to spend a night in Solvang as I'm Nordic and would want to see more of California rather than Denmark in the US. Also, we are heading to San Diego on the 4th of July and we are guessing traffic will be super bad especially around LA, on that day. Hence we would like to get fairly close to SD already on Thursday.
So, we would love it if anyone has any good tips for two days/nights between Carmel and SD.
The rest of the trip; Staying 3 days in SD and then taking one day to drive back to Vegas.
I'm sorry if I've taken way too much space and time here. We've just already been searching and reading everywhere what to do and see but haven't been able to decide!