We were planning on catching the train down to SD and hire a car for the rest of the trip. Then, we can drive from SD, through Escondido and San Bernadino, on the way to Sequoia/Kings/Yosemite and possibly Lake Tahoe. This way, we wouldn;t have to repeat the coast drive and would avoid going through LA again, however, would make it difficult to see Paso Robles without major backtracking.
We might even track across to Redwood NP and camp there for a few days.
Is this OK, or is it recommended to stick to the coast, and make a right after Paso Robles, on the way to Sequoia? (ie: Better driving/more interesting/pretty, etc?)
Any tips would be greatly appreciated. We have 5 weeks total for this trip, with a week in Vancouver (the rest in the States).
Thanks kindly for any advice! :-)