I have a question about the driving the coast on Highway 1. I have been wracking my brains trying to figure out the best way to work in this drive on our trip.
Our original plan was to go to San Francisco and Yosemite. I booked Yosemite first, since it fills up. We have reservations for June 1-7 there. We were going to fly to SF, do several days there, then drive to Yosemite. I had planned on taking a drive down the coast during our SF stay.
However, the more I read about the drive, the more I realize that we should spend 2-3 days doing it. I want to stop off in Monterey and do things there, explore some beaches and coves along the way, etc. There are parks I would like to see such as Point Lobos and Pfeiffer. There is so much to see there. We were planning about a week to do both SF and the coastal drive.
So I need some help. How can we do this without a lot of backtracking? I really only want to go as far south as Cambria or maybe Morro Bay. I do NOT want to go to the LA area at all.
Should we fly to SF and spend a few days there, then do Highway 1, then drive back up to Yosemite? Or should we do the coastal drive first, then SF, then Yosemite from there? OR should we do Yosemite, then SF, then coastal drive? With this last option, we would have to change the trip dates from last week of May/first week of June to the first two weeks of June. Just trying to figure out the best itinerary without driving back and forth too much.
I hope this is all not confusing...I know I am confused and cannot figure out the best way to do it. Does anyone have any suggestions?