We are a family of 4 from Australia travelling to the US in December of this year. As part of a month long holiday we are planning on driving from Las Vegas, through Death Valley to Mammoth Lakes over two days and hence an overnight stay somewhere in Death Valley.
I would appreciate any advice on where to stay, sites to see and best route based on:
1. Hire car will not be 4WD
2. We are happy to get out and do walks
3. Can leave LV as early as needed on the first day but would like to be on the mountain at Mammoth by night fall of the seond day
4. Accom doesn't need to be fancy but expect clean and happy if it is an interesting place to stay - not just touristy.
5. The kids are aged 16 and 13yrs and we are all reasonably fit.
Thank you! Lisa