We are coming from Switzerland and planning a road trip starting in San Francisco around 12 May this year.
So far we are thinking:
Day 1- 3 San Francisco
Day 4 Drive to Santa Rosa(staying with family) via Napa and Sonoma
Day 5 Drive to Lake Tahoe
Day 6 Cruise on Lake then drive to Yosemite
Day 7 and Day 8 Yosemite
Day 9 Yosemite via Kings Canyon/Sequoia/Death Valley to Las Vegas
Day 10-13 Las Vegas -Grand Canyon
Will the Tioga Pass be open at this time of year?
Where is a good place to stay in Lake Tahoe
Has anyone stayed in the Curry Village in Yosemite?
From Yosemite, could someone suggest the best route to Kings Canyon, and is it feasible to cover KC, Sequoia and Death Valley all in one day?
If not, where would be a logical place to stop overnight.
We were thinking of taking a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon, but have been reading that these tours do not actually go to the south rim, is that correct?
We could possibly drive there, but have friends in Las Vegas, so wanted to spend time with them too.
I have been reading lots of threads, but cannot find the exact info on the route from Yosemite and we are struggling with the maps we have.
Many thanks for your help.