Arriving in San Francisco in mid August- party of 5. 2 adults, 2 senior citizens and 1 child.
Day 1 - Arrive in SFO.
Day 2: Fishermans Wharf, Union square, cable car, relax
Day 3: Pick up rental car and head towards Marshall Gold discovery SHP. Eat lunch and continue to Lake Tahoe and do the LAke Tahoe Gondola. Stay overnight in Lake Tahoe.
Question: How far is Marshall Gold Discovery park from San Francisco and then Lake Tahoe from SHP? What is the best route or highway to take?
Day 4: Leave Lake Tahoe onwards to Mono Lake. Lunch and sighseeing in Mono Lake.
Drive over Tioga Pass to Yosemite.
Question: Again drive times and routes to take here?
Is it a lot to pack in and should we skip some?
We probably will not get a lodigng in Yosemite PArk so plan to stay pretty close.
Day 5: Yosemite National park sightseeing
Question: How far from Yosemite is San Juan Bautista and then Carmel and Montery. What can I do in San Juan Bautista?
Day 7: Should I spend this extra day in Montery or should I head back to SFO. Can I head back to SFO through the Redwoods tree forest?
Please please would appreciate your inputs on the itinery, if it makes sense, driving times and distances and if these things are on the way. My 5 year old gets car sick so dont want to torture him with more than 2 to 3 hours of driving a day.