A few weeks ago I posted in the DLR forum about what would be the best itinerary to fit Huntington Beach, San Diego and Disneyland in one week (April 21-28). I was very happy with what was suggested and I was able to make all my reservations. Well, DH decided he wants to visit Sequoia National Park instead of San Diego. Since I kind of imposed our stay at DLR, I told him he was choosing what we would do the rest of our stay in California and that means Sequoia NP! BTW, I really don’t mind as I like visiting national parks. April 21-28th 2018 is also National Park week so the admission will be free and it looks like the Wuksachi lodge is available for our dates. Now I need help with our itinerary. I don’t want to only do interstates and would like to make the traveling to or from Sequoia as scenic as possible. What would you do to avoid as much traffic as possible (I know there’s always traffic in LA but which option would be better)? Our plane lands at 11am at LAX Saturday April 21st and we want to be at DLR at the end of the day Tuesday April 24th. 1) Drive from LAX to Sequoia using interstate I-5N/CA-65N (3h45) on Saturday, stay two nights at Wuksachi Loadge before heading back south to DLR driving first to San Luis Obispo (CA-198W/CA-41W) and staying Monday night in Santa Barbara before heading to DLR on Tuesday driving south on Highway 1 (PCH)? I know it will add at least 3 hours compared to interstate 5 but we are renting a convertible car and we love roadtrips. Saturday (4/21) - LAX to Sequoia NP Sunday (4/22) - Sequoia/King Canyon National Parks Monday (4/23) – Sequoia NP to San Luis Obispo and then Santa Barbara (spend the night in Santa Barbara) Tuesday (4/24) – Santa Barbara to DLR (arrive at Best Western Park Place Inn around 4-5pm) 2) Drive north on PCH/Hwy1 to Santa Barbara on Saturday and then to San Luis Obispo and Sequoia on Sunday. Drive south to DLR on Tuesday on CA-65S/I-5S? Saturday (4/21) - LAX to Santa Barbara Sunday (4/22) – Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo then to Sequoia NP Monday (4/23) – Sequoia/King Canyon National Parks Tuesday (4/24) – Sequoia NP to DLR (arrive at Best Western Park Place Inn around 4-5pm) Thank you all for your help!