I am from the UK and planning a short trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas, departing SFO on 15th April and arriving in Vegas on 17th April. As you can see quite a short trip tacked onto a business trip.
My initial plan was to drive from SFO to Yosemite and spend a day there walking, then going to Vegas by 120 / 395 etc. I have now seen that I will not be able to make it from Yosemite to 395 due to snow at this time of year.
Therefore as alternatives I am considering
A) still doing Yosemite but taking 41 / 99 to etc to Vegas. Yosemite will be fun but I suspect that 99 will be a bit boring
B)Maybe missing Yosemite and from SFO taking 80 or 50 to 395 and then 395 etc to Vegas. I am concerned about how much driving time this would be and if I will have time to look around. Also if I take this option does anyone have any suggestions on the best route to take from 395 to Las Vegas.
My other big concern is that the areas I am looking like strongly recommend carrying Snow chains and so far I have failed to find a vehicle rental company that supply or even allow the use of Snow chains, does anyone have any suggestions.
Also would anyone be interested in joining me on this short trip ?