First trip to California coming up in September and I can't tell you how excited I am! We're flying into LAX for 2 weeks staying a day or 2 with friends at the beginning and end. We definitely want to drive the Big Sur and spend some time in San Francisco but would also like to visit Las Vegas.
So here's my question. Do we drive from LA to Vegas and then to San Francisco via Bakersfield and then I-5, leaving the Big Sur, etc., for the drive North to South, or do we head straight up to San Francisco and come back via Vegas? We'd like to spend maybe 2 days in Vegas and 3 in San Francisco.
Any advice would be gratefully received.