When The North-West Passage went on the roadtrip to Lake Tahoe, this was the route taken from San Diego.
As you can see we didn't make too many stops, but the ones we did were absolutely beautiful!
The route was San Diego- Bakersfield (pit stop)- Sequoia National Park - Fresno (pit stop) - Yosemite National Park - Lake Tahoe
There are a lot of cool road trips you can make when you're on an J-1 summer work travel program or internship in the U.S. Plenty of amazing routes are easy to access from/in California. Our roadtrip took us 12 hours (from San Diego - Lake Tahoe) so it's good to plan a lot of stops and breaks.