Hi everyone, I must start by saying what a wonderful forum this is!
My girlfriend and I are planning a road trip in June from Phoenix to San Francisco and are hoping to stop along the way in Vegas for 2 nights, We are from England and although I have visited parts of the trip before it was a long time ago and by bus! The places we would like to tie into this trip are...
Vegas 2 nights
Pacific coast highway up to San Francisco
2 nights in San fran
and then back to vegas.
I am planning on buying a tent upon arrival and just putting it in the back of the rental (better to have and not need than need and not have.) but we would like to combine the trip with motels and a bit of camping in Yosemite hopefully. I am allowing 12 days all in but this includes 2 nights in LV and 2 Nights in SF.
Here are my questions that I'm hoping someone can help me with.
How long would the drive be from Vegas over to the PCH?
How many days should I allow from Vegas to San Francisco considering we will be simply driving and stopping here and there for the views, beaches and whatever?
My plan is to go to Yosemite from San Francisco on the way back to Phoenix. Is this the better option or should I go Vegas-Yosemite-San Fran- Down the PCH and back to Phoenix?
Any recommendations for places to see or spend a night along the way?
Thanks in advance for any advice.