I'm starting to organise a road trip with the wife for 3 weeks in August. I have done San Fran/Wine Country/Yosemite - all the way down to San Diego and across to Vegas.
This time we are starting in San Diego (flight prices were much cheaper for that time of year) and this time will be travelling up the coast to Yosemite and finishing in Vegas. So I know the bit from San Diego very well to Vegas but this time want to travel from Yosemite down to Vegas - and as it's with the wife, she's beginning to get a little scared after the thousands of posts I've read on here so far of the route being very mountainous and not the eaisest!
I know there are tons of posts on the matter, but I'm just trying to work out the best way of going from Yosemite to Vegas. We have enough time to do it in 2 days.....but I want to make sure there is lots to see! Looking at Google Maps - there are so many different routes I'm just not sure what is best. We want to get Death Valley in - but is there anything else? Where is a good place to stay en-route?
When I did it from Palm Springs...we went to Lake Havasu and left really early to go to Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam before getting to Vegas in the evening. Is there a decent route where we could get to Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam on the way from Yosemite - I appreciate it is kind of East from Vegas and we'd be coming from the NW or so (it would be good to get these sights in as I'd like to drop the car off in Vegas as it won't be needed after then). Could we do Death Valley realistically on the first day and stay somewhere nice and then somehow get to Grand Canyon....?
I realise I've asked some questions which have probably been asked tons of times before, but I'd really appreciate some advice as I want to make the wife feel as if it will be as easy as the rest of the roadtrip!!