Apologies in advance as I am sure this will have a lot in common with other itinerary questions but would like your views on it.
We are planning a visit on the 17th June and expect to leave LV at around 09:30 and arrive from the south via the Old Spanish Trail as I note from the various route maps that this is meant to be the most scenic route. We plan to stop at Devils Golf Course, Artists Palette, Furnace Creek for something to eat, Zabriskie Point, and Dantes View. We would return to LV via Pahrump.
The questions I have are.
I would also like to be there at Sunset and to wait until dark to see the stars - if I set off from Dantes view right after sunset where's the best place to stop and stargaze before hitting Pahrump but allowing us to get part of the way out of the park in twilight?
Does the above itinerary give us a good representation of the park?
Are there any other must sees that can be done in a day without going too far off route?
Where can we get gas just outside the park (Tocepa/shoshone I guess) as I understand it's extortionate at Furnace Creek?
Worried about car breaking down in heat - should I be?
All comments and suggestions welcomed.