I am in the early stages of planning a road trip... We have three weeks (flexible) to enjoy the California sun. I'd like to get some advice as places to visit, things to do/see, nice inexpensive hotels, restaurants, etc.
We are a family of 4 with two kids: 10 and 17.
So far we know we want to visit Disneyland and San Diego. I'd like to squeeze in Vegas and the Grand Canyon too (always wanted to see it:-)
Here's what I've got right now (I am only at day 15:-):
Day 1; Start at Vancouver. Drive to San Francisco, spend night on the road ( 16 hours 17 minutes / 1515.93 kilometers)
Day 2: San Francisco, spend night in San Francisco (Monterey Bay, Bixby Bridge, Julia Pfeiffer Burns Park) ( 16 hours 17 minutes / 1515.93 kilometers)
Day 3; Visit Hearst Castle spend day/night (4 hours 7 minutes / 387.09 kilometers)
Day 4; Drive to Anaheim day/night in Anaheim (Disneyland) (4 hours 45 minutes / 435.11 kilometers)
Day 5; spend day/night in Anaheim (Disneyland)
Day 6; spend day/night in Anaheim (Disneyland)
Day 7; drive to Los Angeles, spend night Anaheim (Venice Beach, Hollywood, Beverly hills)
Day 8; drive to Los Angeles, spend night Anaheim (Universal Studios)
Day 9; drive to San Diego, spend night there (Newport Beach, Laguna Beach) (1 hour 45 minutes / 155.60 kilometers)
Day 10; spend night in San Diego (San Diego Zoo)
Day 11; spend night in San Diego (San Diego Aquarium)
Day 12; drive to Las Vegas, spend night in Las Vegas (5 hours 10 minutes / 533.97 kilometers)
Day 13; spend day/night in Las Vegas (recommended family shows?)
Day 14; spend day/night in Las Vegas (recommended family shows?)
Day 15; drive to Grand Canyon. spend night in Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon Village) (4 hours 28 minutes / 443.28 kilometers)
Day 16; to Grand Canyon (Hoover Dam)
Day 17; Driving back?
Day 18; Driving back?
Day 19; Driving back?
Day 20; Driving back?