We are a tri-cultural family (American/Chilean/Australian) currently living in Australia. We are finally getting back to the US for a visit after 7 years. We have three kids (11,8,4) and hope to give them an unforgettable road trip experience. We have a good idea of what we want to see but are unsure of the route to take and how much time to stay at each place. Also what to see on the way to each park and what are the best parks to stay at with a big rig and three kids. I should also add that this would be our first RV experience.
We land in LA on the 7th of May and fly out to San Antonio to visit friends on the 31st of May. The plan is to rent an RV, class C 27-31 ft in L.A. and do a loop that includes the following: Big Sur, Sequoia National Park, Death Valley, Hoover Dam (not interested in Vegas at this time), a bit of Route 66 ( off Kingman I imagine would be the best stretch ), Grand Canyon South Rim, and San Diego.
We have friends in San Diego so would plan to stay at least 3 nights there. No need to stay in L.A. as we're doing Disneyworld with family in Orlando afterwards :)
I understand Death Valley's season ends mid May but has a Ranch that stays open. Is it still worth visiting? Would it be too hot?
Thank you in advance for your advice and feedback!