I'm happy to be back on this great forum! It was a precious help on my previous roadtrip a couple years back (Las Vegas to Denver and back).
I am now planning a 16 days roadtrip around California. I have read many other post about similar trips but I'd just like to get some more experienced roadtrippers to 'validate' my itinerary as I still have a some questions to answer.
Here's my itinerary:
Aug 1: Arrival at Las Vegas.
Aug 2: Chilling in Las Vegas.
Aug 3: Pick up the car and go to Grand Canyon south rim. I've been there before but my girlfriend hasn't and even though it is a detour on the Cali tour, I think it'd be stupid not to bring her there as she might not have any chance to see it (she's european).
Aug 4: Hiking in Grand Canyon (trail suggestions are welcome).
Aug 5: Back on the road toward California. Destination: Big Sur (San Simeon). I know I can't reach it in one day's drive. What's is my best plan? Camping at Mojave Nat' Park, or Lake Isabella, or somewhere else?
Aug 6: Getting to San Simeon, then driving on US-1 up to Monterey. Overnight there or (suggestion?).
Aug 7: Going to San Fransisco.
Aug 8: SF
Aug 9: SF
Aug 10: SF (Are 3 full days in SF too much?)
Aug 11: Going to Yosemite
Aug 12: Yosemite
Aug 13: Yosemite to Kings Canyon/Sequoia Park
Aug 14: Kings Canyon/Sequoia Park to Lake Isabella.
Aug 15: From Lake Isabella to Death Valley and back to Vegas (late afternoon, early evening)
-Is this tour doable in 2 weeks?
-How much time should we really spend driving on Big Sur?
-I'd really like to go to South Lake Tahoe. Would it be worth it to shorten my stay in SF and maybe not stay at Kings Canyon overnight (just passing through during the day) to make it possible?
Thanks for helping out!!