I am looking for some assistance in planning a holiday of a life time for my wife, 10 year old son and myself. As the title suggests its for my 40th birthday and as a family we have booked an RV from El Monte in Log Angeles and are planning a circular trip taking in the following places and sights.
Los Angeles - Santa Barbara
Big Sur, Carmel, Monterey
Santa Cruz and beaches
San Francisco for 2 days
Yosemite or Lake Tahoe or both 2 days
Las Vegas 2 days
Palm Springs / Dana point
We have the RV for a total of 13 nights
Now the hard work really starts and this is where I need everyone's help.
We are RV virgins and really haven't got a clue where to start when planning our road trip, already we have seen that all the Campgrounds at Yosemite are fully booked, so could do with advice regarding first come first serve campgrounds. Could also do with advice about rough mileage to cover each day.
I've no doubt that this trip has been done a million times, so if anyone can signpost me to a good road plan and maps that would be great.
The above is just a starting point - your help is needed.