New member here and after months of amazing research from RTA, I decided to finally post up our upcoming trip. My parents are flying out here to Ventura, CA, so my wife and I decided to take them on a nice road trip throughout the west. FYI, we will be bringing along our daughter who is 2. (yikes). I'm just confirming that this plan is logistically sound.
Now down and dirty:
Sept 10 - Leaving Ventura, straight drive to Grand Canyon, AZ. Staying in Williams, AZ
Sept 11 - Grand Canyon all day, staying night. Staying in Williams, AZ
Sept 12 - Leaving for Vegas in the AM, arrive in vegas.
Sept 13 - Vegas madness :)
Sept 14 - Leave Vegas in AM, drive to Yosemite. Staying in Oakhurst.
Sept 15 - Full day in Yosemite. Stay night in Oakhurst.
Sept 16 - Leave Yosemite, drive to San Francisco. Stay night.
Sept 17 - Full day SF, stay night.
Sept 18 - Drive down coast back to Ventura, CA.
So, how does that sound. We're looking at about 9 days, but I have 1 extra day to play with and can still arrive home on Sunday, 19th. We might end up taking 2 days for the drive from SF to Ventura, even though its only 6 hours.
I'm worried about the 1st day , since that drive is the longest at 489miles, 8 hours. Our minivan has plenty of entertainment for the little one...hopefully. Any advice would be much appreciated, thank you!