We are planning our first RV trip in California.
Fly into San Fran Friday 18th April 2014, pick up the RV on Monday . We have 15days with the RV, and when we drop it off in LA we pick up a hire car for 4 days before we fly out of LA.
As this is our first time Driving an RV we don't want to under estimate our traveling time and end up spending too much time on the road , instead of seeing/doing all the amazing things we can on our visit. Our rough plan is as follows
1) leave San Fran go to SantaCruz
2) travel santa cruz to Yosemite
5) Travel south to Death valley ? Which is the most interesting way to go ? We understand we cant go Tioga way as roads will be closed ?
6) Death Valley
7) Las Vegas
8) Las Vegas
9) Travel grand Canyon
11) Travel west towards SanDiego
14) San Diego
15) travel LA drop off RV
We are looking for advice on wether we should visit GC by way of 1/2 day Helicopter trip from Vegas instead of driving , therefore giving us days 9/10/11 to stay longer in other places along the way . It is expensive but may be worth it to reduce miles and allow more time too stop along the way.
Help and advice very much appreciated