I have seen some other posts on this route, but none have quite answered my questions or have different time lines....so here goes!
I am coming from Australia in September with my family of 5. We are renting an RV in San Diego (pick up from Santee area). We then have planned 6 days to drive to Las Vegas where we will be leaving the RV and flying out. I have done some research, but would love some advice on specific parts of the trip. We have never been to the USA before and we are very excited, but don't want any unexpected trouble because we didn't do the research!
Day 1: Pick up RV in Santee 1:00pm. After our hour or two of orientation, thinking of driving toward Julian and staying the night. Is Highway 79 suitable to drive an RV? (it is about 28ft). Looking at staying at KQ Ranch Resort?
Day 2: Enjoy Julian in the morning and drive to Joshua Tree National Park. What would be the best route for this drive? We are looking at staying at Black Rock Camp Ground for the night. Is there anything along the way that we should stop and see?
Day 3: Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon. Recommended route for this? We are looking at staying in the Grand Canyon Trailor Village.
Day 4: Grand Canyon
Day 5: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Recommended route and sites to see? We would love to drive some of route 66. We are staying at the Circus Circus RV park in Las Vegas and would like to get in early enough to catch a show that night.
Day 6: Return RV and fly out.