I am planning a trip to California for around 3 weeks in July 2014 with my family (including 7 year old child), and came up with the following itinerary so far:
Day 2: San Francisco
Day 3: San Francisco
Day 4: Drive to Yosemite NP early morning (4 hr drive) – check in hotel early afternoon
Day 5: Yosemite: Yosemite Valley
Day 6: Yosemite: Tuolumne Meadows
Day 7: Yosemite: Glacier Point & Mariposa Grove
Day 9: Drive via Big Sur and San Simeon (visit Hearst Castle) to Cambria. Spend the night in Cambria
Day 10: Drive to Los Angeles (what to visit on the way?). Check in hotel in Los Angeles
Day 11: Los Angeles
Day 12: Visit Disney World
Day 13: Visit Legoland
Day 14: Beach
Day 15: Drive to Las Vegas early morning (4 hour drive). Check into hotel
Day 16: Las Vegas
Day 17: Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon NP (4 hour drive).
Stay in El Tovar for 2 nights?
Walk along part of Rim Trail
Day 18: Grand Canyon
Bright Angel Trail hike
Day 19: Drive to Bryce Canyon (5 hour drive).
Stay at Bryce Canyon Lodge for 1 night?
Day 20: Bryce Canyon
Sunrise at Bryce Point
Navajo Trail/Queen's Garden hike
Drive to Zion – Stay in Zion Lodge for 2 nights
Day 21: Zion NP
Riverside Walk/Narrows hike from bottom up
Day 22: Zion NP
Angel's Landing hike
Drive to Las Vegas (2.5 hours)
Stay 1 night in Las Vegas
Day 23: Flight from Las Vegas to Amsterdam
Any feedback / advice would be very welcome!