Hi We are going to San francisco in September and we are planning to drive across to Las Vegas via Yosemite and Death Valley, but we are having trouble deciding which way to go.
We have 6 nights/7 days to get there leaving San francisco on September 29th and ending in Vegas on 5th October.
We want to see all the main sites in Yosemite, including the sequioas at mariposa and the sites on the eastern side of yosemite too, especially the ghost town of Brodie, Would a good itinery be to drive to Oakhurst (is that a long drive from San francisco?) a night around there. A couple of nights in the west side of yosemite then maybe a night somewhere on the east side (any suggestions?) then a night in death valley? or maybe lone pine?
We have checked out accommodation in yosemite valley but it is working out quite expensive (we would prefer to stay in a hotel rather than tents!). Can you suggest places close to Yosemite valley that we could use as a base and maybe get a shuttle or drive into yosemite to see the sites?
We have been looking at the information on this site but there is so much information we're not sure where to start! Any help would be greatly appreciated!