Apologies if this has been answered before and also if I'm posting in the wrong place (hopefully not)!
We are planning a road trip and are flying from London to Las Vegas 23rd Sep and staying there for 4 nights. Then setting off very early and driving to GC South Rim and staying there 1 night, before heading back to LV the next afternoon. Stay in LV one more night and then travel through DV to Yosemite where we'll stay 2 nights. Then down to Cambria (probably via Fresno). Travel up the coast to Monterey and then on to SF for 4 nights. Then home!
I was hoping for an opinion or two on the Death Valley leg of the journey (but any other suggestions for the rest of the trip are most welcome too).
My question regarding Death Valley is that we have thought of 3 options:
1: leave LV and drive through DV in one day and stay somewhere like Bishop for a night before heading onwards to Yosemite. This option would give us longer somewhere else on the trip, perhaps Grand Canyon,Yosemite or the coast.
2: Depart from LV and stay in DV (Furnace Creek perhaps) for one night. Then head straight to Yosemite the next day - thought this will be a long drive i'm thinking?
3: leave LV, stay in DV for one night and then stay another night somewhere else on the way to Yosemite.
Is driving from LV and through DV to somewhere like Bishop in one day too much? This is currently the option i'm leaning towards... but can easily be changed. I just can't decide whethere we are better off spending an extra night in yosemite or whether we should stay in DV.
thanks for your thoughts!!