I'll be flying in to LA on 2 August with a friend and we'll have basically 12 clear days in California and are hoping to do the grand tour. All the best bits that we can fit in the time available. At the same time, we want a relaxing holiday. For me, that means not moving around every day and limiting the drive-time.
I've put together an itinerary (using travel books and the internet) which is below. I'd really appreciate an experience pair of eyes to take a look at it and let me know if they have any thoughts on it.
A bit of background on us. We're in our early thirties and looking for a mixture of city fun and gorgeous nature.
Anyway, here's the itinerary:
Day 1 - arrive LA (night)
Day 2 - LA
Day 3 - LA- Sequoia (5 hrs)
Day 4 - Sequoia
Day 5 - Sequoia - Yosemite (3 hrs)
Day 6 - Yosemite
Day 7 - Yosemite - Lake Tahoe (3 hrs)
Day 8 - Lake Tahoe
Day 9 - Lake Tahoe - wine country (Napa, Sonoma)
Day 10 - wine country
Day 11 - wine country - SF (2 hrs)
Day 12 - SF
Day 13 - SF - Monterey Bay (3 hrs)
Day 14 - Monterey Bay - LA (4 hrs), for flight out
Any thoughts gratefully received.