Hello to all. Ran in to RTA forums a few days ago and need advise,suggestions,what to do, what not to do.We are from Houston, Tx. My wife and I are planning a trip with our four kids 13,12,9 and 7 year olds.We are leaving on the 14th and arriving back on the 28th.The RV is booked and now we are just trying to plan.We know pretty much where we are going and what we are doing but still its a bit overwhelming. Since we just decided to do this just two weeks ago.But were up for the challenge since weve been outside the country several times with the kids and have adapted well to small roadtrips it shouldnt be any harder here in the states.
Here it goes.
14th 11am head for albuquerque NM spend the night
15th 4am head for Moab arrive in the afternoon
16th Moab, Canyonlands or Arches? which is better?
17th Moab, River rafting 5pm head towards Grand Canyon arrive late sleep
18th tour the south rim at the GC 5pm head for Yosemite via Hoover Dam ,Las Vegas,get
some sleep here at some point, where?
19th 4am head for Yosemite unsure of the route tioga of course. Death Valley? Mojave Desert? suggestions?
arrive at Yose in the afternoon.(one of my biggest concerns here is the parking for the RV will We be able to find parking in the park when we arrive,the next morning or do we have to park outside at campsite? If We do park outside do we have to drive to the park daily?This I think is my biggest concern of the whole trip since I know the park will be crowded)
20th Yosemite, morning hike afternoon watering hole for the kids
21st Yosemite hike,bike ,water
22nd 4am head to San Francisco arrive in the morning tour the city (Where to park the RV? We plan to use public transportation for this )
23rd San Francisco, Alcatraz, Golden Gate,China town
UNSURE AT THIS POINT WE,VE BEEN TO ORLANDO TWICE SO THEME PARKS ARE ON THE BACK BURNER FOR NOW MAY BE KNOTTS BERRY FARM. AS FOR LOS ANGELES? WHAT IS THERE TO DO SEE OR GO DOESNT SEEM VERY ATTRACTIVE KIND OF LIKE NEW ORLEANS JUS ALOT OF HYPE.should we do another day at the GC ormaybe Zion,Redwoods?
24th head for LA (things to do see?
25th Knotts berry farm for the kids (maybe?)
26th San Diego Zoo? is ti worth going?
27th head for hou
28th Arrive home 1pm
As I metioned my biggest concern is getting around yosemite second worry finding parking for the RV.Our kids are fish they love to be in the water so if any one has some knowledge of watering holes around or by our route feel free to share them.also is it better to go thru NM or CO on our way to moab shorter more scenic never been.Also is the GC doable in one day?Ah so many questions.What about LA should we do Zion np?Things to do while RVing things not to do?Hope you all exp road tripers can help a first timer touring the southwest
THANK YOU ALL