A few years ago in 2012 I took a really sweet trip up the coast of California. We flew to Las Vegas, rented a car (convertible), and drove to San Francisco over two weeks.
In my research on the drive from LA to San Francisco it was recommended to not make the journey in one day, totally possible, but recommended to stop and take in the many sights. We drove the distance over two days, and it wasn’t enough time, probably could have been another week! We stopped in Morrow Bay, which I was quite fond of. Cutest little town with a giant rock in the ocean and I have photos of me standing with it in a distance and a super old postcard I picked up at an antique shop titled Morrow Rock.
San Francisco was a highlighted destination. I wanted to spend lots of time there so we had to rush to that spot to take in many of the sights before an extended layover in Vancouver.