I've read a few posts here which I found very useful. So I want to post my own plan of Vegas trip circle for this august to get some advices. All advices are welcomed. Thanks in advance!
Starting point: SF bay area
Member: me and my parents (both in their late 60's)
Day 1: drive from home to Lee Vining through Yosemite (via 120). We've been to Yosemite Valley but not to Mono Lake via 120. I also want to drive to Bodie (Ghost town), but is it worth of additional 2 hrs drive? Plan to stay in Bishop CA for the night. (a little over 5 hrs driving from home if not to Bodie)
Day 2: Drive from Bishop to Death Valley, then to Vegas. (About 6 hrs drive). Plan not to stay too long in DV, just stop and go's, but any must-sees? I am a little concerned about long driving for these two days, but Bishop seems the best choice if just stay one night before Vegas. If to break into two nights, I am not sure how to arrange.
Middle of the trip: Stay in Vegas for a few days: relax and short trips around only.
2nd last day: Try to break down long drive back home, therefore plan to stop at three rivers for one night. (over 6 hrs drive per Google map, quite a long drive too )
last day: plan to drive to Sequoia National Park via 198, then heading home via 180, stop at Kings Canyon visitor center area. (about 6 hrs drive per Google map). No doubt that It will be a very long day too. And I am a little concerned about the winding road on 198. How's the comparison with HWY1 part near Big Sur I believe?