Me, my wife and my 5 year old son are planning a road trip from Vancouver BC to Los Angeles California. We plan to do this in 4 days time and i will be the only driver. We will probably leave on the first week of June and go back to Vancouver by the third or fourth week of June.
It will be the first time that we will take this trip, as we are recent immigrants to Canada.
We have decided to take a road trip to save on car rental fees (when we are in LA) as well as save on plane fare (vancouver to LA) and have a chance of some sightseeing as well.
In my research, the trip will take approximately 1,300 miles and around a total of 20 hours of driving using the I-5 highway.
I would like to kindly request some inputs and suggestions on my planned itinerary for my trip.
Day 1 Vancouver to Portland (overnight at La Quinta Inn and Suites Vancouver (WA)) (6 hours drive)
Day 2 Portland to Canyonville Oregon (overnight at Seven Feathers) (4.5 Hours drive)
Day 3 Oregon to Sacramento overnight at (La Quinta Inn Sacramento) (5 hours drive)
Day 4 Sacramento to Los Angeles (some hotel in Encino) (6 hours drive)
Here are some of my questions:
1) does a 5 year old need a child seat?
2) what are some stops that we can make that are must sees?
3) are there any other recommendations?
4) what will the weather most likely be like during this time?
5) what are other things that we should prepare for?
thank you very much!!