Sample Itineraries

IMG_2334A roadtrip should be a unique reflection of you. Your preferred pace of travel, personal goals and included miles.

Our concierge will provide you with a day-by-day summary “at-a-glance” information about your scenic stops, campground suggestions, driving distances with estimated time, and a summery of your tours and activities.

We want you to fully experience and enjoy the areas you travel through during your RV vacation and so we spend a lot of time researching and screening scores of tours, activities, attractions and campgrounds to select only those that meet your criteria. These are the tours and activities, that will be detailed on your day-by-day itinerary.

We provide information such as nightly cost, web site links, address, and phone numbers. If you have us make reservations for you, we also include reservation information and cancellation policy.

The fee range for this service is generally $260 to $600, depending on your criteria and the length of your vacation. The links listed below are examples of recent itineraries for our clients.

Explore National Parks at MapQuest

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Example One

big-sur

Trip August 2 – 10

August 2nd – SFO
2:00 pick up at SFO
Do approximately 2 hour orientation. Depart to Monterey for the night

August 2nd and 3rd – Monterey
marinacoastStay: Marina Dunes Beach Resort (10 miles north of Monterey)
Website: http://www.marinadunesrv.com/
Mileage: Approximately 100 miles
What to do: While in Monterey, plan to spend time at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row, both popular attractions. Rent kayaks or go Whale Watching.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g32737-Activities-Monterey_Monterey_Peninsula_California.html
Drive to Big Sur early on the 4th to get the most out of that area.

August 4th – Big Sur
Stay: Fernwood Resort
Website: http://www.fernwoodbigsur.com/
Mileage: Approximately 30 miles
What to do: Visit Pfieffer Beach, a secluded beach with unspoiled sand, rock formations and surf. Visit Hearst Castle. Hike and beach comb.
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/California/Big_Sur-751124/Things_To_Do-Big_Sur-TG-C-1.html

August 5th and 6th – Yosemite
0B3CD1C7-9AFB-0044-91254E055743BCFCStay: Crane Flat Campground – Yosemite National Park
Website: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/cranecamp.htm
Mileage: Approximately 220 miles
What to do: View granite monoliths, domes and waterfalls. Walk amongst giant sequoias. You might consider a guided hike to make the most of your time. http://www.us-parks.com/yosemite-national-park/yosemite-national-park.html

August 7th and 8th – Sequoia
Stay: Potwisha Campground – Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Website: http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/potwisha.htm
Mileage: Approximately 140 miles
What to do:  Don’t miss Giant Forest, where four of the world’s five largest sequoias reside, and take a trail to a glacial lake or Crystal Cave.
http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/things2do.htm

August 9th – Near San Francisco / Pacifica
gallery-parkviewStay: San Francisco Resort
Website: http://sanfranciscorvresort.com/
Mileage: Approximately 275 miles
What to do: http://www.visitpacifica.com/
August 10th – Return vehicle
Mileage: Approximately 10 miles to SFO

 


Example Two

mendocino

Trip August 20 – 27

Night One – Olema Campground
20070725__web 26olema_300Marin County – Pt. Reyes/Olema
Camping: Olema RV Resort & Campground
Located near the 100,000-acre Point Reyes National Seashore is Olema RV Resort and Campground This park provides 187 total sites on 30 wooded acres, including 50 sites designated for luxury buses. Full hookups with 50/30 amp service is available on 26 sites, and amenities include an RV club room and a playground. Visitors may explore Point Reyes by bike or by horseback, or simply hike their way to the beach.
10155 Highway 1
Olema, CA 94950
Local Phone: 415-663-8106
Email: ed@olemarvresort.com

Restaurants: In Point Reyes Station – Cafe Reyes (moderate prices), Station House Café (a little more $$), Stellinas or the Olema Inn (fine dining) and Farm House in Olema.
Hiking: http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/hiking_guide.htm
Beaches: http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/beaches.htm

Night Two – August 21
Van-Damme-and-Pygmy-Forest-(82)Van Damme State Park
Mendocino County
Van Damme State Park consists of beach and upland on the Mendocino Coast. Of all the park system’s units along the Mendocino coast, Van Damme is perhaps the richest in terms of historical resources connected with the redwood lumber industry. Its story is a prime example of the struggles and eventual failures of a small, independent lumber operation.
Location/Directions: The park is located three miles south of the town of Mendocino on Highway 1. The highway runs through the park separating the campground and the Fern Canyon trail head to the east and the beach and parking lot to the west.  http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=433

Hiking Trails
Fern Canyonhttp://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25144
maccallum-house-restaurantRestaurantshttp://www.mendocino.com/restaurants_all.html

Organic StoreHarvest Markethttp://www.harvestmarket.com/
171 Boatyard Drive
Fort Bragg
707-964-7000

10501 Lansing Street
Mendocino
707-937-5879

Nights Three / Four– August 22-23 – Albee Creek Campground
avenue_giantsHumboldt County

Humboldt Redwoods State Park – Weott CA 95571   707-946-2409
Albee Creek in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
Avenue of the Giants: http://avenueofthegiants.net/

Night Five / Six – August 24-25 – King Range
You may want to get provisions before you go to Mattole in Honeydew 44670 Mattole Road Honeydew, CA 95545‎, (707) 629-3310.
King Range National Conservation Area – Campgrounds
These are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE sites
Six CAMPGROUNDS options- FEE AREAS – all sites $8.00:
Off U.S. Highway 101 at Garberville or Redway, west 16.5 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road. 68,000-acre area. Open all year, no reservations. Facilities are kept to a minimum in order to preserve the area’s rustic and semi-primitive qualities.
Mattole Campground
Location: North end of King Range at the beach. U.S. 101 at Garberville, South Fork/Honeydew, or Ferndale exits. Follow signs toward Petrolia, turn on Lighthouse Road to ocean.
Facilities: 14 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, no hookups. Potable water. Lost Coast Trailhead and parking area. Wheelchair accessible. No OHV access.

IMG_7742-1024x768Honeydew Creek Campground

Location: U.S. 101 at South/Fork Honeydew exit. Follow signs to Honeydew, turn south onto Wilder Ridge Roadtoward Ettersburg for 1 mile.
Facilities: 5 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets. No water (campground is near creek; treat water before drinking), no hookups. Wheelchair accessible.

Horse Mountain Campground

Location: U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, then 6.5 miles north on King Peak Road.
Facilities: 9 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets.  No water. No hookups.

Tolkan Campground

Location: U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, then 3.5 miles north on King Peak Road.
Facilities: 5 trailer/4 tent campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets. No hookups. Potable water. Wheelchair accessible.  This campground provides easy access to the Paradise Royale Mountain Bike Trail.

5566290959_6fef4e39b2Nadelos Campground

Location: U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, south 1.5 miles on Chemise Mountain Road.
Facilities: 8 tent campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets. No hookups.  Wheelchair accessible. ChemiseMtn. Trailhead. Entire campground may be reserved for overnight group use for $85 per night. Minimum number of people in group is 20, and maximum group number is 60. All applications and fees must be received 30 days prior to the first use day. To request a permit application please call the BLM King Range Project Office at 707-986-5400.  NO group reservations are available Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend or Labor Day weekend.

Wailaki Campground

Location: U.S. 101 to Redway, west 22 miles on Briceland/Shelter Cove Road, south 2 miles on Chemise Mountain Road.
Facilities: 13 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets. No hookups. Wheelchair accessible.Chemise Mtn. Trailhead.
Lost Coast Things to do: http://www.mtnvisions.com/Aurora/krange.html
Hiking Trails: http://www.visitredwoodcoast.com/content/king-range-national-conservation-area-hiking-trails/nco1A7969BE185FB4FC4

Night Seven – August 26 – Salt Point State Park
dv676001Sonoma County
20 miles North of Jenner on Hwy One
Salt Point State Park includes six miles of the Sonoma Coast, ranging from sandy beach coves to steep bluffs and sandstone cliffs. At the top of the coastal ridge there is a large prairie and pygmy forest. Wildlife includes the long-tailed weasel, wild pigs, brown pelicans and other water birds, blacktail deer, raccoons, coyotes, and a variety of rodents. The park has miles of hiking and horseback trails. The area is also the site of an underwater reserve for divers.


Example Three

Carousel-DiscoverYosemite

Trip November 2 – 24

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Marin to Yosemite

3.45 hours
175 miles
Drive directly into Yosemite Valley off Hwy 120 near Crane Flat. This is where you will enter the Yosemite Village and the campgrounds. The information center and all shuttles are located here. I suggest you go to the information center and plan your daily activities. There were 137 sites available at Upper Pines as of this writing 10/16/2014.
Campground Options:

Upper Pines
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upperpines.htm

What to do/see:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/things2do.htm
If you go to Mariposa Grove you will see giant sequoias (this way you will not have to go Sequoia Nat’l Park). There is a guided bus tour and several hiking trails in this area. http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/mg.htm

November 4 – 6
LasVegasStrip-300x232Yosemite to Las Vegas
6 hours
350 miles
Driving: Here is a website with the scenic route. It’s in reverse but you can obviously follow it backwards. This article has tons of information about what to do and see on this route: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g28926-c182361/California:United-States:Las.Vegas.To.Yosemite.National.Park.html
Map of Death Valley if you choose to go this way. http://www.nps.gov/deva/upload/Routes%20from%20Las%20Vegas.pdf

Campground options:
Oasis Campgroundhttp://www.oasislasvegasrvresort.com/
2711 W. Windmill Lane, Las Vegas, 89123
This is where we keep our rigs. Close to the strip and the freeway that will take you to the outdoor adventures.
Valley-of-Fire-rock-formation-640x480What to do/see:
If you want to get out of town, see Valley of the Fire and Red Rock Canyon – both natural beauties!
http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire-state-park/
http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/
blm_special_areas/red_rock_nca.html

Show schedules: http://www.lasvegas.com/shows-and-events/?src=paidmedia_campaign=vegas-right-now_medium=search_source=google_content=monthly-keywords-october_term=las-vegas-show-schedules

November 6 –9
Zion_angels_landing_view1-999x1024Las Vegas to Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon
3 hours to Zion
160 miles
Campground options:
http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/campgrounds-in-zion.htm
We have stayed several times at the Watchman campground and really enjoyed it. Very close to the Information Center and the shuttle that takes you throughout the park.

What to do/see:
If you have the time, the hike to Angels Landing is astonishing. It’s 5 miles up but worth the hike for the view.
http://www.zionnational-park.com/zion-angels-landing-trail.htm – this site includes other hike options. Hiking the Narrows is gorgeous and unique. You hike in the river. You can hike up the river and turn around at any time. We did this and hiked about 6 hours but we went quite far up the river.

cmstourpariaFrom Zion to Bryce
2.5 hours
150 miles
The Park: http://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm
Campground Options:
Inside the park: http://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm
Outside the park – with all amenities: http://www.rubysinn.com/rv_camp.html
What to do/ see: http://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/things2do.htm
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/bryce-canyon-activities/

Bryce Canyon to South Rim Grand Canyon
3 hours
145 miles
Take highway 89 South towards the Grand Canyon. You can go through Page and see Lake Powell. On this drive there are numerous overlooks worth stopping and taking in the view.
Campground Options: There are many choices along the South Rim. Here are some choices inside the park: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/cg-sr.htm. Trailer Village is the only campground with full hookups and amenities.

What to do/see: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/things2do.htm
There are so many places to see along this route, you will just have to decide what you want to see and determine that with the time you want to spend there.

November 10 – 13
Sedona-3-smallGrand Canyon to Flagstaff/Prescott/Sedona
1.5 hours to Flagstaff
75 miles
1.5 hours Flagstaff to Prescott
100 miles
1.15 hours Prescott to Sedona
70 miles
Campground Options for all 3 areas: http://www.camparizona.com/campsites/flagstaffcampsites/flagstaffcampsites.htm
Flagstaff: http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/Arizona/Flagstaff.html
Prescott: http://www.goodsamcamping.com/travel/campgrounds
andrvparks/searchresults.aspx?city=Prescott+Valley&state=AZ

Sedona: Rancho Sedona (we have stayed here and liked it – located in town and close to many things)
135 Bear Willow Lane, Sedona, 86336, 888-641-4261
http://ranchosedona.com/

What to do/see: http://visitsedona.com/what-to-do/
Flagstaff: http://www.flagstaff.com/attractions
Sedona: We took a helicopter ride that was pretty spectacular. If you have time, you might want to book a ride! http://www.sedonaairtours.com/

November 14 – 16
phoenix-condosSedona to Phoenix
2 hours
120 miles
Campground options:
Here are two sites that review the RV parks around Phoenix. I have no personal experience with any of the parks in this area so I would use these sites for guidance. http://www.goodsamcamping.com/travel/campgroundsandrvparks/searchresults.aspx?city=Phoenix&state=AZ,
http://rvparkreviews.com/regions/Arizona/Phoenix.html.

What to do/see:
http://phoenix.about.com/od/attractionsandevents/a/15bestplaces.htm

November 16 – 19
Phoenix to Santa Fe/Taos
7.5 hours
1280px-Adobe_in_Santa_Fe_at_the_Plaza_-_Hotel_Inn_and_Spa_at_Loretto480 miles
From Santa Fe to Taos 1.5 hours and 70 miles

Campground Options:
Santa Fe: http://www.santafeskiesrvpark.com/about
Taos: Reviews: http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/New_Mexico/Taos.html

What to do/see:
Artist’s caveshttp://www.nmmagazine.com/article/?aid=84628
Downtown Santa Feehttp://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Plan_Your_Trip/Maps/
Taos: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g47224-Activities-Taos_Taos_County_New_Mexico.html

November 19 – 23
Taos to Colorado Springs/Denver/ Boulder/Aspen
3.45 hours
220 miles
Co Springs to Denver 1.2 hours and 85 miles
Denver to Boulder .45 min 30 miles
Boulder to Aspen: 3.45 hours 170 miles
Campground Options:
TaosMountainColorado Springs: http://rvcoutdoors.com/garden-of-the-gods/
Other Options: http://www.visitcos.com/colorado-springs/travel/rv-camper-parks
Denver: http://www.goodsamcamping.com/travel/
campgroundsandrvparks/searchresults.aspx?city=Denver&state=CO

Boulder: http://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/things-to-do/recreation/camping/
Aspen: http://www.goodsamcamping.com/travel/campgrounds
andrvparks/searchresults.aspx?city=Aspen&state=CO

What to do/see:
Colorado Springs: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g33364-Activities-Colorado_Springs_El_Paso_County_Colorado.html
Denver: http://www.denver.org/things-to-do/
Aspen: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g29141-Activities-Aspen_Colorado.html

November 23 – 24
aspen-917-mill-street-front-view-winterBoulder or Aspen to Salt Lake City
From Boulder – 8 hours 525 miles
From Aspen – 6.5 hours 410 miles

Campground Options:
http://koa.com/campgrounds/salt-lake-city/ – this is where we stay and keep the rig. There are probably better beauty choices but this is convenient and will be convenient for your return of the rig.
What to do/see:
Salt Flatshttp://www.utah.com/playgrounds/bonneville_salt.htm
Spiral Jettyhttp://climb-utah.com/WM/spiraljetty.htm
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60922-Activities-Salt_Lake_City_Utah.html