we are a family with 3 kids (9,6 and 2 years old). We'll be in SF for work for 2 weeks, and then we would like to take a 12-day RV trip in California. Dates are: 7 April - 20 April 2012. We were thinking of the following trip:
or the other way around.
My main problems are:
Is April too early to visit Sieras (Kings, Sequoia, Yosemite) and would we be better off going on the coast from SF to LA and back (we are flying out of SF back to the UK)?
Will we be OK with an RV to get around the Big Sur?
If we do end up in the Sierras, where would you recommend that we station ourselves in each: Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon? And what is a must to see in each at that time of year in April that is accessible? We like to stay for at least 2 nights at places, so we get at least a whole day exploring in each place... easy going pace. Kids love to hike and cycle, the little one will be in the backpack or buggy.
Also, if you have a different suggestion for our itinerary that makes more sense at that time of year, I would love to hear from you.
I realize that I am late, but work has just informed me now about going to SF... So I am desperate for advice and will be VERY grateful for your opinions.
Thanks so much.