I'm starting to plan next years southwestern road trip and discovered your forum. I'd appreciate any advice about a trip originating in Las Vegas and terminating in Sequoia National Park...or maybe Kings Canyon...or maybe Yosemite, and then returning to Las Vegas. I live in the East and fly out once a year to visit my brother in Vegas. We explore the national parks while I'm out there. in recent years we've seen Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Death Valley, Joshua Tree and the Mojave National Preserve. We wanted to venture further afield with our next trip.
I usually spend one night in Vegas, and then hit the road for 6 nights before returning for a last night in Las Vegas. So, is it doable to see these California Parks in that time frame? Where should we overnight? We like inexpensive roadside motels and save our money to spend staying in the parks when we get there.
One last question, is May too early to visit Sequoia?
Thanks in advance for any ideas.