I want to do a road trip during the 3rd week in February with the final destination being Death Valley National Park. I live in San Ramon, CA and would like the trip to include some other stops. A friend suggested the road trip to include Hwy 395, with Bishop and Mammoth Lakes and then travel to Death Valley?? This is the first road trip I am putting together on my own and SO NEED HELP. I am a woman travelling alone and definitely need it to be safe. I'd appreciate your help. I am thinking a 5 day road trip.