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California Dreaming - Motorhome Holiday
Experience the best of the Golden State on our suggested California motorhome holiday. The freedom of the open road and not having to be anywhere at any special time is the appeal of this type of holiday. We have recommended campsites and suggested an itinerary that isn't too heavy on driving time, but it's up to you how structured or not your motorhome holiday is.
Early booking offers available for 2017/2018 – Reserve your motorhome journey NOW! Please call for further details on 0800 316 3012.
One of America's most scenic drives, Highway 1 - The Pacific Coast Highway
Carmel By The Sea
Camping under the stars in Yosemite National Park
Barstow and Main Street, USA - Route 66
California Motorhome Holiday Price Per Person Includes:
Return flights UK to Los Angeles, California
One night 4 star hotel accommodation on arrival in the Los Angeles area
Transfer from your Los Angeles hotel to the motorhome depot
13 days motorhome hire suitable for your party size
Most importantly - our comprehensive motorhome package includes unlimited mileage, personal kits (blankets, sheets, pillows, towels...), kitchen kit, full tank of LPG gas, WC starter pack (paper and chemicals) and supplementary liability insurance.
Campgrounds/RV Parks listed below are suggestions only and not included in the cost of this California Motorhome holiday. Pre-booked campsite are an option, please call for further details.
Please note: the more travellers in the motorhome, the lower the cost!
Day 1 : Arrive Los Angeles
Arrive in Los Angeles, California and enjoy an evening exploring Hollywood or Santa Monica Pier.
Day 2 : California Coast
Distance: 215 miles
Transfer to the motorhome depot to collect your vehicle. You will be shown an instructional video to help familiarize yourself with your RV and a professional staff member will show you around the vehicle, answer any questions and provide driving guidelines. You will also receive a full instruction manual regarding every aspect of your motorhome.
Now it's time to hit the road! Route 101 to be exact. This area of California is referred to as "The American Riviera."
Be sure to stop at the fabulous vistas and beaches en route to your overnight stop in Santa Margarita.
Recommended Campground: Santa Margarita KOA (Kampgrounds of America - the world's largest network of privately run campgrounds.)
Day 3 : California Coast
Distance: 55 miles
Travel north towards San Luis Obispo and the Castle on Enchanted Hill, Hearst Castle. Check into your campground and spend time exploring this magnificent mansion built by newspaper billionaire, William Randolph Hearst. In the 1920s it was the most expensive private home ever built in the world, and where the Hollywood elite would escape to party at the weekend. If exploring this mansion doesn't appeal head to the beaches of San Simeon and look out for seals.
Recommended Campground: San Simeon Creek Campground
Day 4 & 5 : San Francisco
Distance: 200 miles
It's time to leave your heart in San Francisco. Cruise along one the world's most scenic drives - Highway 1 and be sure to stop off in picturesque Carmel By The Sea and Monterey along the way. Arrive and park just 15 minutes outside San Fran and spend the next 2 days exploring.
Recommended campground: San Francisco RV Park
Day 6 & 7 : Yosemite National Park
Distance: 150 miles
It's time to head east towards mighty Yosemite National Park. It's one of the most famous of all National Parks and no visit to California is complete without experiencing Yosemite's magnificent scenery. The campground is an hours drive from the West entrance. Park up and explore the valleys, rock formations, lakes, waterfalls and majestic peaks with leisurely hikes then enjoy the camaraderie around camp at night.
Recommended campground: Yosemite Pines RV Resort
Day 8 : Lone Pine
Today you'll drive right through Yosemite and join the very scenic Route 395. Highlights include more National Parks - Kings Canyon, Death Valley and Sequoia. It's also a day of amazing contrasts - Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous USA and the lowest point Death Valley's Badwater Basin. Your stop for the night is Lone Pine/Boulder Creek where you can enjoy an early evening swim or a spot of hiking.
Recommended campground: Boulder Creek RV Resort
Day 9 : Barstow
Distance: 160 miles
It's time to cruise through the vast Mojave desert before hitting Barstow, a famous Route 66 town. Visit the nostalgic Route 66 Museum then experience an authentic America diner - Peggy Sue's. You could also head to Calico Ghost Town if you fancy a nose around.
Recommended campground: Barstow / Calico KOA
Day 10 & 11 : San Diego
Distance: 185 miles
You are heading south now to San Diego and the luxury of staying in the city's premier campground - Campland on the Bay. This campground boasts its own private beach and dozens of activities for adults and kids alike. If you can drag yourself away from the beach, take a trip into San Diego and explore the historic Gaslamp District or Old Town.
Recommended Campground: Campland on the Bay
Day 12 & 13 : Newport Beach
From sunset cruises to surf lessons, wine tastings to harbour-front promenades – you’ll be taken with the unique personality of Newport Beach. Often host to Film Festivals and Jazz events, it's worth checking a local events calendar for your actual travel dates.
Our suggested camp for the night is Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina. This 110-acre resort at the entrance to Back Bay Nature Preserve is a gem. The kids will enjoy a playground on the beach or set sail with a boat rental.
Recommended Campground: Newport Dunes
Day 14 : Fly Home
Enjoy breakfast, then it's just a short 30 mile drive back to the depot to return your motorhome. En route, be sure to stop at Huntington Beach (AKA Surf City USA) to watch the surfers or Long Beach to explore the historic Queen Mary which is docked there.
Fancy extending your holiday? Perhaps, drop the vehicle off in Los Angeles and fly on to Las Vegas for a few nights in a 5 star hotel? Maybe, a city stopover on the way home in New York, Chicago, Boston or Washington? You may want to consider time in the heavenly islands of Hawaii? All Bon Voyage holidays are fully flexible and can be tailor-made to suit your exact requirements.