I have been reading many interesting posts about places to visit on our road trip and now have a rough idea of where I will be going, I am travelling with my 2 daughters (17 & 22) in an RV, I know they are gas guzzlers but my youngest daughter is disabled and itís easier to travel with our own home (so to speak).
We are taking 21 days to do this trip which I hope is long enough, starting in LA, then drive to Vegas and take the inland route through death valley and Yosemite park back to SF, I am intending to do the coast road from SF - LA as already suggested in previous posts so we are on the coast side of the road for pull offs, to drop off the RV in LA leaving 4 night before taking the flight back to the UK I am travelling from 22/07/13 - 11/08/13.
I am taking a couple of days either end in LA for sightseeing, my daughter is in a wheelchair, although she is able to walk with support, I am looking for suggestions of campsites to stay on our trip near to places of interest, also a bit worried about taking the campervan into San Francisco/Las Vegas as I understand there are not many places to park overnight, I have seen some mention of Wal-Mart camping but not sure how safe that would be given we are 3 woman alone.
I have allowed 1 day for unforseeables that always seem to happen on road trip and would really appreciate any advice on good campsites and anything I might have missed which is worth a must see.
Last but not least has anyone got advice on a reputable RV hire company as itís a bit daunting booking on the web.
day 1 (22 July): Arrive in LA,
day 2,3 (23-24 July): LA and Hollywood.
Day 4 (25 July): Pick up RV and drive to Vegas (280.3 Miles, route 15, 5 hours)
day 5 (26 July): Time in Vegas
Day 6 (27 July): early in the morning leaving Las Vegas, off to Grand Canyon (288 miles 93 and 40, 5 hrs)
day 7 (28 July): early in the morning leaving Grand Canyon and going to Page (136 miles Route 89, 3 hrs)
Day 8 (29 July): Rest day (Horseshoe canyon and antelope canyon)
Day 9 (30 July): Leave page to Hoover Dam via Zion National Park (115 miles, route 89, 2hrs 20; 194 miles, 3 hrs 20, route 15).
day 10 (31 July): early in the morning leaving hoover dam going to Death Valley NP (175 miles route 95, 3 hrs)
day 11 (1 August): Leaving death valley to Yosemite NP (244 miles, route 395, 4 hrs)
day 12 (2 Aug): Rest day (mono lake, Jamestown)
day 13 (3 Aug): early in the morning leaving Yosemite going to San Francisco (166miles route 108/205, 3hrs)
day 14 (4 Aug): San Francisco, sightseeing (Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz)
day 15 (5 August): leaving SF to Monterey via Santa Cruz (112 miles, route 1, 2hrs 30)
day 16 (6 August): leaving Monterey going to Santa Barbara (229 miles, route 1/101, 4hrs 30)
day 17 (7 August): Leaving Santa Barbra to LA to return RV.
Day 18 (8 August): Spend day in Venice/ Santa Monica
Day 19: (9 August) Spend day at Newport/Laguna Beach
Day 20: (10 August) Spare day (to be used at any point along the journey)
Day 21: (11st August) Flight home to UK