I hope somebody here has some good tipps for us :)
Two friends and I are flying from Austria to California end of octobre. We got 20 days and we are planning on renting a car for that time (we are all 25 years +). We will arive at san francisco and fly back from LA.
we dont have a real plan yet on what we are going to do, because we dont really know how long it takes to cover the distances there, and how much time we should spend at which places..
We want to stay in san francisco for a few days, visit Berkeley and then we want to see the Yosemite national park and maybe do some tracking there for 1 or 2 days.
We definetly want to go down the Big Sur and drive along the coast down to LA and San Diego. Any tipps on what to see while going down?
And the rest of the trip would depend on how much time we have left.. We would really like to see Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, or maybe go to some place in the Sequoia national park. But we really dont want to overdo things on the trip, so we dont have to hurry all the time.
So any tipps on what else to visit, any must see attractions, and some comments on how much time those things would take are very welcome. Also if there is a chance to see all the mentioned things in those 20 days without spending hole days only driving.
Do you think it would be cheeper for 3 persons to rent a campervan or something like this for that time and sleep there instead of renting a car and staying in hostels/lounges? And is it even possible to stay in places like San Francisco, Las vegas or LA in a campervan, or is it a bad idea. Is it allowed to stay in random places on the route with a campervan?
Thank you for any help in advance