Just come across this site. We are planning a 21 night road trip in July/ August 2013.
We are planning to predominantly visit California, but we are planning to hire a car (SUV) and fly to Las Vegas, as it is cheaper than one of the main California airports from the Uk. The plan is:
Spend 4 nights in Las Vegas, seeing the Grand Canyon while we are there
From Las Vegas to Yosemite where we will spend 2 nights
To San Francisco where we will spend 2 nights
Down the California coast towards LA possibly staying the night somewhere on the way
Some time in LA area (not necessarily in LA itself) to see amongst other things six flags Magic Mountain, Hollywood, Disneyland
1 or 2 nights in Palm Springs and do th3 Aerial Tramway
Some time in San Diego area probably staying on one of the beaches where our sons can surf a bit. This will include possibly a trip across to Tijuana Mexico
Back to Las Vegas to fly home
Does this sound like a good itineary? Is there anything we are missing or should visit en route or is there anything we should avoid?
It is intended to be the family holiday of a lifetime for a family of 5 including 2 Teenagers. We are anticipating that this will be our last big holiday as a family of 5 as our eldest is 17 and will probably go away with his freinds in 2014. We have done Florida so we wanted to try a different part of the USA. It is our 20th wedding anniversary too!