Hi we are a UK family of five planning our first and probably last whole family vacation (eldest daughter turns 18 this year!) other two kids 15 and 9
We've done Florida a few times but never west coast, in Europe we've driven to the south of france 900 miles over two days many times we are not afraid to do a few miles, we have a draft itinerary as follows:
6th Aug arrive Vegas 2 nights at TI
8th Aug11.00 collect 31 ft RV (apollo), hoover dam stop on way to booked RV park at Trailer village at GC Idea to get there for sun set and up early next day for sun rise
9th Aug mid pm head back past vegas heading to truck stop on 95 when we can drive no more
10th Aug take 266 and 168 to get to the 395 to head north to RV park near Mono lake (not booked yet) RV not allowed in death valley area in August, probably too hot anyhow!
11th which route to SF? tioga pass or head north via Sacramento?
We have booked 11th and 12th RV park San Francisco RV and Camping Resort so 2 days to explore SF no driving! Alcatraz etc
13th mid pm head south on PC 1 stay overnight at Monterey (not yet booked) ?
14th travel down PC1 to Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park (not yet booked) ?
15th short leg to Malibu (not yet booked place yet) suggestions?
16th RV back to LA Apollo 13820 Hawthorne Blvd by 1400
Then we have 5 nights in hotel in Orange county to chill and do the LA thing
Im sure were doing one hell of a road trip milage wise but really need to cram it in as we can chill in LA afterwards
last question I really want to visit a big Carrier, should we go to
USS Midway Museum at S Diego maybe by train from LA for the day or
see the USS hornet when in San Fran?, on looks the midway looks bigger and better?
all comments most welcome thanks