We are planning a 5wk trip for Sep next year with 2kids age 8. Theme parks are top of the list for the kids but we still want to see some natural wonders. Here is the itinerary we have nutted out. I know we probably dont need 4nts LA but am allowing for jetlag as we will be
flying in from Western Australia (23hrs flying).
1nt Morro Bay
1nt Death Valley
2nt Grand Canyon
5nt San Diego
After your opinions on this trip. We also have 1 extra night up our sleeve to push it out to 5wks including travelling time from Australia.
My thoughts are do we break the trip between Yosemite and Death Valley, or do we add a night in Bryce, Zion or Monument Valley?
Also I have read on various other sites that Sep is the worst time to visit Yosemite. We are looking at leaving mid Sep which will put us in Yosemite in the last week of Sep. So is Yosemite still worth visiting this time of year or do we take a different route?
Oh, also Vegas with kids, should we perhaps drop this to 2nt and add a night somewhere else..is 1 day enough for us to have a quick look with the kids. Obviously we wont be gambling, I guess its just a case of 'been there done that' for us.
Any suggestions to make this trip our trip of a lifetime would be most welcome! We probably wont get back for a long time so want to see as much as possible without being too rushed.