We're a family from New Zealand going on our first RV tip to America in September 2013.
I'm hoping to get some advice on our planned itinerary as it will be our first time to go on an RV trip and will be travelling with 2 kids - a 2 year old and a 5 month old infant.
Would appreciate any feedback on the itinerary described below and the specific questions I've listed:
Day 1 (30 Aug) - Arrive at LAX. Rental Van straight to Anaheim accommodation for Day 1 only.
Day 2-4 (31 Aug - 2 Sept) - 3 Days at Disney staying in Anaheim accommodation
Day 5 (3-Sept) - Pick up RV at LA at noon. Is it possible to tour LA on an RV? If not, what would be the best way to go about going around LA? Our plan for the night is to stay overnight at some campsite near Universal Studios?
Day 6 (4-Sept) - Universal Studios during the day. Leave to stay overnight at some RV park near Laguna Beach? as ideal stop on way to San Diego?
Day 7 (5-Sept) - San Diego rest day - stay overnight at some RV park near Sea World? or wondering whether to skip this day altogether so we can have a day to add at the other sites - Grand canyon, Yosemite, San Fran, etc.
Day 8 (6-Sept) - Sea World during the day. stay overnight at some RV park near Legoland waterpark?
Day 9 (7-Sept) - Legoland Waterpark during the day. Leave for Grand canyon. through Needles? Stay overnight at RV park in Needles?
Day 10 (8-Sept) - Drive to Grand Canyon Trailer Village. Stay overnight at RV park? (Wondering whether to stay 2 nights if we skip one day in San Diego - Day 6)
Day 11 (9-Sept) - Head out to Vegas passing through Hoover Dam. Stay overnight at RV place in Vegas. (Considering Circus Circus at the strip or Oasis resort further away)
Day 12 - 13 (10-11 Sept) - still in Vegas - same RV accommodation. or opt to book a hotel and park RV somewhere?
Day 14 (12 Sept) - Leave Vegas for Yosemite. Go through longer but more scenic route? Stay at Bishop for the night at some RV site?
Day 15-16 (13-14 Sept) Yosemite stay at Upper Pines?
Day 17 (15 Sept) Leave Yosemite to head out to San Francisco go to Candlestick RV park
Day 18-19 (16-17 Sept) San Fran tour (use shuttle service to city provided by Candlestick RV park)
Day 20-22 (18- 20 Sept) Head back to LA through coast. Recommended RV overnight stops? Monterey, San Simeon, Santa Barbara, and/or Malibu?
Day 23 (21 Sept) Return RV to LA by noon flight out by midnight
Is the above trip even feasible to cover - time-wise? Noting also that we don't want the drive to be too difficult on our kids - a toddler and an infant.
We've rented a 22 foot RV - do we assume 40 miles an hour on average?
Any specific RV route considerations for heading from San Diego to Grand Canyon to Vegas to Yosemite?