My husband and I are planning a road trip in early May. We have a total of twelve days to spend in the area and I'm a bit concerned about our itinerary. Does anyone know if this sounds like a reasonable timeline to enjoy the scenery without being rushed? Also if anyone would like to add recomendations as far as good grub places, cool towns, highways, hotels, scenic views, or any hidden jewels along the path we are open to all suggestions! We're in our early thirties and enjoy beautiful scenery, nature, art, shopping, bed and breakfasts, and good seafood if that helps!
We are flying into San Francisco where we plan on staying a day and a half. From there we are renting a car and driving out to Yosemite for 2.5 to 3 days. Then we are hitting the Big Sur region and spending another day. From there we'd like to drive up hwy 1 for as long as possible stopping to sight see and explore at our leisure. We would have approximately 3 days to make it up the coast to Portland where we plan to visit for one to two days before flying home the next day.
This is a trip we've been hoping to take for several years so any input or suggestions to make it awesome and memorable would be truly appreciated!