Thought I'd start a new thread for this one.
November 12 Friday: Drive out of LA about 3 or 4pm arrive San Luis Obispo or Cambria at about 7 or 8pm.
November 13 Saturday: Drive to Monterey via Big Sur stop at vantage points along the way. Lunch at Monterey. Drive through Henry Cowell Redwood state park via hwy 9 and then through to Big Basin Redwood state forest via hwy 236. Stay San Jose or drive further if not tired. If possible try to get to Merced or Fresno.
November 14 Sunday: Yosemite national park via Maripose Grove. 2 or 3 hrs in park. Stay Modesto or if not tired drive to San Francisco.
November 15 Monday: Drive to San Francisco if didn't make it on 14th. Stay 3 nights.
November 18 Thursday: Catch 10pm flight to DC.
Now some questions about the itinerary.
- If we don't book accomodation for any of those nights will we find it hard to find accomodation? We'd rather not book in case we don't make it to a destination in time. Will arriving at SLO or Cambria at 8/9pm be too late to find accomodation?
- We'd prefer to get to San Francisco by sunday night so that we can have 4 full days in San Francisco from monday. But I'm concerned with the drive time on 13th and 14th. If we cut back on the 13th then we'll need to drive more on the 14th and vice versa. Any suggestions for alternative route if its too tight of a schedule. Or do I have to resolve to arrive in San Francisco on monday afternoon?
- We're not planning to stop and walk in the State forests and parks, just drive through them.
- I would prefer to do the drive along Big Sur in the morning hence why the need to get to SLO/Cambria on first night.Edited: 31 August 2010, 16:19