My girlfriend and I are getting married in Vegas in late May, after a week in Vegas we are planning to drive up through Death Valley and cut accross to the 395 and stay in Bishop for a night. then on to Yosemite for a night (hopefully taking the Tioga Pass) before heading out west for a night in Monterey before spending a few days in SF and flying back to the UK from there.

I have been to Vegas, SF and Monterey before (I love Monterey!) but never driven this way through the mountains. What will the trip be like from Yosemite to Monterey? I have planned a route using maps, but have no idea what the roads are like.

We are looking at the 140 from Yosemite down to the I-5, then one junction south on the I-5 and take the 152 down to the Coast and to Monterey, does this sound okay for a mornings drive? (want to get to Monterey asap so to have time to see some sights)

Also, a question that has been asked a million time, what would be the best route for our Plan B if Tioga Pass is still closed?