CLAIRE’S TRIP TO CALIFORNIA
12 NIGHTS/5 STOPS
Californian road trip: from San Francisco to Los Angeles
During Spring Break the family went to California. From San Francisco, they started their RV road trip to Yosemite and along the Pacific coast with the grand parents. They loved the variety of landscapes and activities but most of all the RV experience with their Kids. They did a lot of hiking, climbing and quad in the dunes.
Arrival airport: San Francisco
Departure airport: Los Angeles
5h30 hours direct flight from all NY airports.
More than 10 direct flights/day
Wide choice of best fare & timing.
Climbing lessons Joshua Tree
RV experience with the kids
Waterfalls hike in Yosemite park
Total/person: 740$ for 8 nights
Lodging: 160 $/pp for 8 nights
(4 nights stay in family house)
Flights : 460 $/pp
RV Rental car 8 days: 120$/pp
Stop over on our way to Joshua Park
Joshua Tree NP
1800 km in 12 days
20 hours on the road/6 stops
Stop 1 to 2: 265 km /3h
Stop 2 to 3: 440 km/4h30
Stop 3 to 4: 225 km/2h35
Stop 4 to 5: 300 km/3h30
Stop 5 to 6 Day roundtrip): 480 km/5h
30 km/40 min
SAN FRANCISCO TO
265 km/ 3h
ON OUR WAY TO
JOSHUA TREE NP
STOPOVER 3 TO
225 km / 2h35
JOSHUA TREE TO
MALIBU BEACH TO
480 km/5h ROUNDTRIP
GOOD TO KNOW
On our day trip to Pismo beach, we would have explored the Guadalupe Dunes Park. Same kind of Dunes as Pismo but only allowed for hiking. We would highly recommend taking the time to visit those dunes as well, only 15 minutes from Pismo. Beware that the park is closing at 5 pm.
The Quad in Pismo Beach is accessible for kids from the age of 6.
Free entrance in Yosemite Park during Easter weekend. Beware of heavy traffic in the park.
During Easter, some roads are closed. Be aware of it and plan your trip accordingly. Only one entrance possible to access the Yosemite park during April: west side of the park via Mariposa.
We had to skip Sequoia Park because of road closure and snowy conditions.
There are campgrounds everywhere along the road. If you have a long route ahead of you, it is easy to stop without reservations.