Beachfront campgrounds in sunny SoCal - this motorhome holiday is ideal for families.
Stunning national parks, famous cities, iconic beaches and remote desert roads: southern California offers a varied road trip with a seemingly endless line-up of bucket list sights. This round trip itinerary starts and ends in Los Angeles, travelling via the Big Sur, San Francisco, Yosemite and Death Valley national parks as well as the Mojave Desert.
UK to Los Angeles
Fly from the UK to Los Angeles. You cannot collect your motorhome after an international flight so take the chance to unwind at a comfortable hotel close to the airport.
Los Angeles to Santa Margarita
Head to the nearby Cruise America depot and collect your motorhome. After an orientation session
you are ready to hit the open road and start heading north on legendary Highway 1. Make a stop along ‘The American Riviera’ at one of the palm-lined beaches around Santa Barbara before traveling inland to the campground at Santa Margarita.
Distance approx: 199 Mi
Time to travel approx: 3 hour 10 minutes
Santa Margarita to Hearst Castle
The short drive today takes you past plenty of places to stop and enjoy some real Americana. Visit San Luis Obispo, known as the happiest town in America, or the secluded Morro Bay. Continue north up the coast until the distinctive Hearst Castle comes into view on the hills to your right. From your convenient campground explore this marvellous monument built by magnate William Randolph
Distance approx: 48 Mi
Time to travel approx: 55 minutes
Hearst Castle to San Francisco
Take a day to explore this intriguing city. Visit Chinatown, ride the historic cable cars over San Francisco’s steep hills and head to Fisherman’s Wharf for the city’s best seafood. Speak to your Best at Travel consultant about booking your tickets to visit Alcatraz along with a sightseeing tour of the city.
Distance approx: 241 Mi
Time to travel approx: 3 hour 50 minutes
San Francisco to Yosemite National Park
Journey inland and soon the ground begins to rise. You are entering the Sierra Nevada Mountain
Range where explorers, gold prospectors, hunters and pioneers have been finding adventure for centuries. This remarkable region is home to Yosemite National Park but just before you get there you will arrive at the Yosemite Pines RV Park, outside of the national park itself. Spend a day in one of America’s most famous national parks. Granite peaks rise steeply from the pine forests, giant waterfalls cascade from vertical cliffs and an array of wildlife can be seen in the wildflower meadows. There are plenty of walking trails through the park catering to all abilities so we recommend you strike away from the main visitor centre and find your own little piece of this paradise.
Distance approx: 211 Mi
Time to travel approx: 3 hour 55 minutes
Yosemite National Park to Lone Pine
Depart early to make the most of this incredible journey through the Sierra Nevadas and out the other side, crossing through Yosemite and descending to Highway 395 as it travels south. Pass Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous USA, before arriving at your campsite at Lone Pine, close to Death
Valley National Park and the lowest point in the USA.
Distance approx: 193 Mi
Time to travel approx: 4 hour 20 minutes
Lone Pine to Barstow
As you journey south the land flattens into the remarkable desert scenery of countless Wild West movies. Cacti dot the landscape and the long straight road stretches into California’s Mojave Desert. Your
campground is near the town of Barstow and from here you can make a trip to the remarkable ghost town of Callico which used to be a bustling silver mining community.
Distance approx: 155 Mi
Time to travel approx: 2 hour 30 minutes
Barstow to San Diego
Leave the desert behind and head back to the Pacific coast and the stunning city of San Diego. Campland on the Bay RV Park has a great location on Mission Bay with a sandy beach leading down to this huge saltwater inlet. The coastal city of San Diego epitomises the SoCal lifestyle. Spend a day at SeaWorld San Diego, where fun and frolics go hand-in-hand with local and international marine conservation. Head to Old Town for a true taste of the region’s Mexican heritage or spend a day at the beach in Mission Beach or on Coronado Island.
Distance approx: 176 Mi
Time to travel approx: 2 hour 35 minutes
San Diego to Newport Beach
Head north out of San Diego, passing the seaside communities of La Jolla and Carlsbad. Perhaps make a stop at LegoLand, where there is plenty of family fun. Cross the border into Orange County and you will arrive into beautiful Newport Beach. The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort offers great facilities and plenty of water sports as well as great shopping in the boutiques of Newport Beach.
Distance approx: 91 Mi
Time to travel approx: 1 hour 25 minutes
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