Me and my best friend are planning our first trip to us this may. We have done a lot of research on a topic, however we are a bit confused with time travel (how long we should spend at each place, and driving hours to places). Our main objectives are sightseeing, however avoid as much stress as possible.
Here is what we've planned so far. Please any changes and suggestions are welcome, and help very much appreciated!
London, uk - LA 04/05/2011 (dd/mm/year)
Day 1 -LA 04/05 (will be jet-lagged from 11 hour flight we though of staying in La for 5 nights+sightseeing)
Day 2 -LA 05/05
Day 3 -LA 06/05
Day 4 -LA 07/05
Day 5 -LA 08/05
Day 6 -Santa Barbara 09/05
Day 7 -Monterey, Santa Cruz 10/05 ( where is the place to stay?)
Day 8 -San Jose 11/05 ( or maybe we should just crash at one place and do the driving?)
Day 9 -San Fran 12/05
Day10 -San Fran 13/05
Day11 -San Fran 14/05
Day12 -Lake Tahoe 15/05 ( is it worth going? and will we be able to drive down to Yosemite Park, then to Death Valley, as we understand it right this route might be closed during this time? if so, what are the options?)
Day13 -Yosemite Park 16/05
Day14 -Dealth Valley NP 17/05 (should be stay another night at YosNP and just drive thou DVNP?)
Day15 -Las Vegas 18/05 (maybe here we can head straight to GCNP via LV without staying there overnight? or maybe there something else to see and stay at?)
Day16 -GCNP 19/05
Day17 -GCNP 20/05
Day18 -Las Vegas 21/05
Day19 -Las Vegas 22/05
Day20 -Las Vegas 23/05
Day22 -Flight Las Vegas - New York 24/05
Also we are a little confused, if that road from Lake Tohoe - Yosemite - Dealth Valley will be closed what are the routes to take? And maybe if that the case it will be better to ditch Lake Tohoe, and start the trip from Las Vegas - GCNP - Death Valley - Yosemite - LA - Santa Barbara etc - San Fran, to do driving down south and finish at San Franc?
Sorry if it is a little messed up, but we hope we got the point across.
Thank you very very very much !
Dasha & Susi