We usually do 2 days down, 1 day back. Think scenic and twisty. 1->cambria->41->stuff->58->Bakersfield->Best Western 178->395->190?->into Death Valley Home we usually turn south towards Ridgecrest just before Panamint Springs, then take 178 back through to Bakersfield and after that, whatever you want to get home... usually as little of 5 as possible. It's a long slog home. Think... I have to work tomorrow, I need to get home TODAY.