I am planning a road trip in December to California. My husband and I are flying into LA on the 18th December and so far our rough plan is this.
From LA we will go straight to Joshua Tree for one night, then we will drive upto Death Valley and spend 2 nights here, then we want to spend 2 nights in Yosemite - but don't know where we should base outselves as it is so big! Then onto San Francisco for 2 nights, then to Deetjens on Big Sur where we have booked for the 25th - then we have until the 30th to slowly drive back to LA.
We have a rough plan of where to stay in Death Valley but are lost when it comes to Yosemite and the days inbetween Deetjens and LA.
We generally like more rustic, off the beaten track places with character - any help would be greatly appreciated! Also is this route slightly optimistic in terms of driving hours?