I have just booked my flights to San Francisco for a 25 night visit next mid November/December.
I intend to hire a car from San Francisco airport and return it there at the end of our tour. We want to spend some time at the major cities and fit in as much as possible visiting the other must sees.
Does the following sound a reasonable plan?
Arrive at San Francisco (Spend four nights there)
Pick up car from airport at SF then drive to Santa Cruz and then on to Monteray (2 nights)
LA to San Diego (2 nights)
San Diego to Joshua Tree (one night)
Joshua Tree to Grand Canyon with overnight stop (2 nights in Grand Canyon area)
Grand Canyon to Zion (overnight stop)
Zion to Las Vegas (2 nights)
Las Vegas to Death Valley (overnight)
Death Valley to Yosemite NP (2 nights)
Yosemite to Napa/Sonoma Valley (2 nights)
Napa Valley/Sonoma to San Francisco to return car for an evening flight to UK
This leaves me a few nights spare to extend stays or fit extra things in.
All suggestions will be well received as I am at the very early planning stages and don;t know this part of the USA at all.