I understand that the general area that my family and I are visiting has been discussed at length within this very useful forum, however, I would welcome any feedback regarding my current plans as I am from London and haven't completed a holiday of this sort before! Flights are booked, as is car hire and my current itinerary is as follows;
Arrive in LA on a Saturday in the summer and tour around LA for 5 days whilst getting over jet lag, etc.
Drive down to San Diego and remain there for a further two full days
Drive and stay in Joshua Tree National park and travel the following day to Vegas
Remain in Vegas for a further 3 days
Drive to Death Valley and stay the night
Drive from Death Valley to Yosemite and stay for two nights
Yosemite to San Fran for 4 nights - exploring the surrounding area and Nappa Valley
The overall trip is three weeks.
My children will be 8 and 13 and so I want to keep to a sensible amount of driving but I also want them to experience as much as possible and as many different landscape/cultural changes as possible.
I look forward to hearing from you all with suggestions for best route, anything i have missed or itinerary changes?