« on: March 31, 2014, 10:18:23 PM »
""Without knowing more about your preferences I'd suggest something like the following, which is close to other SF-to-Vegas/Vegas-to-SF itineraries I've seen on other sites.
- Vegas to/from Grand Canyon. Consider stops at Valley of Fire and maybe Red Rock Canyon on the way to California.
- Death Valley - Will likely be very hot, potentially over 100degF during the day, but still worth considering at least a morning drive through for many.
- Drive up 395 to Mono Lake for the tufas; possibly swing by Bodie ghost town.
- Take Tioga Pass into Yosemite, to Yosemite Valley. Beautiful drive, many visitors only see the valley but I really recommend Tioga Pass.
- Leave Yosemite via 120. If you're dead set on Sequoia, head south, but there are stands of sequoias in Yosemite, and near San Francisco. As I understand it though, the ones in Sequoia are more impressive. Problem is the distances there are large and speed through the mountains slow and will eat time.
- Head to bay area. Probably via 580 if you're just headed to the SF area, but I'd REALLY recommend taking 152 to the Monterey/Carmel, one of my favorite areas for a weekend. Big Sur & Point Lobos are must-sees in the area. From there, I'd drive up PCH/Highway 1; lots of nice little towns along the coast as others have mentioned.""
Spot on! I'll second Cali_PH on this.