Hello everyone, great site. Happy to find it and now hoping for some advice.
My friend and I are going on a californian road trip from 10 to 31 october (20 days). We land in LA and return home from SF.
I'm having serieus trouble deciding which route is the most economizing in terms of distance to cover/hours to drive between places we want to visit.
We'd like to start with 3 days LA, then 2 days Vegas allowing for a little detour in Mojave desert. At the end of our trip (from the 27th to the 31st) we've planned a day in Sonoma/Napa en 3 days in SF.
Our problem lies in between (from around 10/17 to 10/26): we'd like to visit the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Sequoia & Kings Canyon and/or Yosemite. We also plan to drive the coastal highway from somewhere around Santa Barbara to SF, visiting Hearst Castle, Monterey,...
Is this feasable and which would be the best driving route to spend as little time as possible in the car?