I have the daunting task of filling 42 days of itinerary in California in the holiday of a lifetime for myself, the wife and our two kids 14 and 12. One will turn 13 on August 1st.
We were going to do it last year, but couldn't afford it. So we're *really* excited!
Our first full (but no doubt jet lagged) day will be Wednesday July 16th in San Diego having arrived the day before. Our last day will be Tuesday August 26th also In San Diego where we fly back in the evening.
That's 42 full days to fill! I haven't booked anything, yet, except the flight and the car.
Our thoughts so far are that we don't want to miss anything important along the route, with a mixture of culture and excitement, with an emphasis on theme parks.
We got married in Florida in '06 and crammed in too many parks into two weeks, and our feet ached like hell! Having learned our lesson, 'rest days' where we spend less time on our feet will be important, while at the same time keeping the kids entertained.
We were wondering whether we can combine value for money and quality by taking 2 bedroom apartments for 7 days each in (or near) Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. That would tie us to those cities for a week each, but I'm hoping we would still have enough time to do everything in between.
Driving for more than 6 hours a day is not something I think the kids would enjoy particularly.
And our budget for the trip not including the flight and car which are already paid for is, I guess, between £15,000 and £20,000.
Your suggestions are very much welcome. Thank you in advance.Edited: 22 April 2014, 19:39