After spending 7 days in LA, we plan on driving to San Francisco via Rt. 5 on July 5. (I understand that should be a 6 hour drive.) No stops are planned except perhaps a brief excursion to Sequoia National Park. After spending some time in San Francisco, we return to LA on July 9th. We can spend the night of July 9 along the way and finish up with a night at a hotel at LAX before returning to the East Coast. Thoughts on the route back to LA? Where should we stay along the way?