I've read a lot of the forum, but still need help! My husband and I did Yellowstone/Grand Tetons last fall and Grand Canyon the spring before that. I'm considering a 10-day trip next year with Yosemite as our focus, and we can go just about anytime. I'm not sure how to start. Would mid-May (before Memorial Day) be a good time to see the falls without awful crowds? We're southerners, so don't want to do the snow chain bit. We need passable roads. How many days does it take to really see the park, if you don't do long hikes? (We spent a week in Yellowstone, but only three days at GCNP and the Tetons, to give you an idea of our stamina/interest levels!) Would three full days be enough to see most of what's readily accessible?
If we're going all the way out there, we'd like to see other things, too. Which airport would give us the most options to see things before and after Yosemite -- Las Vegas, LAX or San Francisco? Should we work in Sequoia, Death Valley and/or Kings Canyon? My husband is a forester, and so our focus will be on the outdoors, not city attractions. Thanks in advance!