Hi, myself and a couple of friends are visiting California from 24/7 until 15/8 (3 weeks total), intending to see as much in that time as possible but also enjoy a holiday rather than just a drive. We fly into San Francisco and out of San Diego so general direction north to south. This is an initial itinerary we had pencilled in:
24/7 San Francisco
28/7 leave SF travel to Lake Tahoe
31/7 leave LT travel to Yosemite (possibly Mariposa)
3/8 leave Yosemite travel to Monterey
5/8 leave coast travel to Zion National park via Death Valley
6/8 sightseeing in Zion, also taking in Bryce Canyon
7/8 leave Zion travel to Las Vegas via Grand Canyon
9/8 leave Las Vegas travel to LA
13/8 leave LA travel to San Diego
15/8 fly home from San Diego
We have rented a car from San Francisco onwards, the only part of the trip that is fixed are the nights in LA as the hotel has been booked and is non-refundable.
So really my questions are:
We we trying to do too much?
If we can see all of those things is it going to feel like we spend the whole time in the car?
If we need to cut things out which things would be least impressive/important to see?
All advice gratefully received! Thanks in advance,