Forgive me for sounding a little vague, I am starting to plan my trip/road trip and I'm trying to figure out if I am being realistic. Being from the UK where the other end of the country is only about 8hrs away, it is hard to gauge how long it takes to get places in the US!
I am planning to go from the 4th July to the 22nd, flying into San Francisco and staying there for a few days, then driving down to Big Sur and on to LA, staying there for a few days and then out to Las Vegas.
This is where I need a little help. I would like to (after a few days of enjoying the LV hospitality) drive through Death Valley up to Yosemite before heading back to SF for the flight home.
How long should I allow for going from LV to SF. I was thinking of staying over night in Yosemite before driving to SFO for a 7pm flight. Is is reasonable to do LV to Yo in a day, bearing in mind I am a photographer and will probably be stopping the car every 30mins to the delight of my girlfriend ;)
I have 19 days for all this, allowing for 3-4 day stops in the major parts.
Is there anything else people can recommend I visit. (Obviously I will be visiting the Grand Canyon!)
Thanks for any advice, routes etc. Even some links to sites that may be of interest.