I am flying with my family (inc 2 kids 15 & 18 yrs) to LA for 3 weeks wef July 28th
We are planning to spend the 3 weeks on a circular road trip,We are planning to adapt the following 2 week plan (from autotoursusa) and stretch over 3 weeks - additionally extending to include Catalina Island and San Diego for a "beachy" ending
14 DAY ITINERY
Day 1 Arrive LA
2 Palm Springs 147m
3 Laughlin 260m
4 Williams 147m
5 Page 191m
6 Bryce Canyon NP 170m
7 Vegas 240m
9 Frensco 450m
10 San Fran 244m
11 San Fran
12 San Simeon 289m
13 LA 250m
I am sorry to be rather greedy but I wonder if I could ask a few questions ?
1) We have a relatively tight budgey.Would you recommend hiring the car and booking hotels separately or through the same firm as a package ?
Do any companies stand out ?
2) Any recommendations as to where / how we should spend the extra 7 days ie perhaps 2 nights in SD and Catalina ?
3) Reflecting we have kids , to avoid the "are we there yet" factor are there any particular stop overs you would recommend to keep them happy (ex Disney/Sea world !).
4) Have we got it right with SD and Catlina as beachy type stops for the 3rd week ?
Sorry to be cheeky with all my questions but any advise greatly appreciated !