I'm looking to fly in to San Francisco in September/October time, hire a car for a month to go to Yosemite, Death Valley, Las Vegas, maybe Phoenix, Los Angeles and the rest of California. Then fly out of San Diego to Texas for a few days then on to Miami. I have no idea where to start and wonder whether it'd be easier just to drive the across, or even around, the country! Any recommendations of great places to visit or stay in between are welcomed and any tips greatly appreciated!
P.S. English Driving license, over 25.