Hi - amazing site, loads of info and some really patient members/admins that reply even if the question has been asked before (which i'm probably about to do!) Thanks in advance for the patience.
Short version :-
We're coming from the UK on Honeymoon, trip is pretty set but would like some advice on driving or sights to see on the route we have penciled in. I'm ok on big drives - have been all over Europe tho advice on how bad weather can be appriciated.
We fly to LV late Nov and drive straight out that PM to the Cayon, stay a few days then back to Vegas for a few nights then its to DV via the Scenic drive to Furnace Creek (swing south via Pahrump?)
From there is to Yosemite. I know we have the long drive via Fresno / Bakersfield ahead. ive rulled out the North trip on the 395 due to weather risk (we're in a Ford Mustang - highlight of the trip for us as we love these in the UK - but not the best for bad weather driving)
My question is whats on route that would be worth seeing? Is it better to take the 190, 395 onto 14 then 58 - or cut across the 178 past isobella? Is red rock canyon a better visit considering we have to make Yose in a day?
Also how bad would the Generals Highway road be? If we took the detour to try and see the Sherman tree etc either the full loop or out, see the trees then back the way we came - or would that be crazy considering we have the day to get to Fish Camp Yosemite?
There we have two nights, then over to San Fran. I was planning via Mariposa on the 140 but lots of sites / people seem to say the 120 over the top is better - what route would you suggest for scenary?
From 2 nights in SF we're going down the coast for 2 nights before back to SF to fly home. I think we have that bit sorted - Highway 1, 17 mile drive, Carmel , Montarrey etc. But again in the Winter is too much beach a bad thing - any suggested parks?
Thanks a heap for replying, sorry if i've tested your patience I have looked through the other threads but wanted to give my exact route over. Any top tips on good 60's style breakfast diners on the route also appriciated!
If you need help in the UK in return let me know!