Hi, Matt here from London.
Me and my girlfriend will be travelling from San Fran (leaving on Sunday 26th July) and arriving in Las Vegas on Saturday 1st August. Like most people we are struggling to agree a route for those 6 days and nights in the middle part of our holiday.
We want to stay for 2 nights in Yosemite and 1 night in Death Valley but are seeking recomendations for the other 3 nights and the route that we take. Other destinations that we like the look of are Monterey, Mono Lake and Tecopa. As this is our 1st US Road trip I would prefer to drive on the tourist friendly routes but obviously see as much as possible.
We are aware of the heat and would rather not to drive for more that 3 hours on average each day. Any help on routes, accomodation ($120 budget per night) and places to see would be a great help.