QUOTE(America Here We Come @ Apr 29 2014, 12:36 AM)
I am hopping that we could get some helpful tips about our upcoming RV trip to America. We are from Australia and we are visiting America for the first time.
We will be arriving in September and staying till mid October, we have hired a 22ft RV and would really love to see the most we can see in the short time we are here. Of course we would like to pay as little as we can for accommodation as possible.
We are planning driving this route. Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Yosemite, Napa Valley, San Francisco, Carmel, Santa Barbara and then back to Los Angeles. We have 21 days and then we are off to Vancouver.
In Vancouver we have an RV for 8 days and the route that we would like to take is. Vancouver, Whistler, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and then back to Vancouver.
Please any ideas will be great.
Greetings, First, I suggest you get a Good Sam discount card. That will usually get you 10% off at their affiliated parks. There are more Good Sam's than KOAs. The card will also get you a discount at Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers. http://www.goodsamclub.com/whyjoin.aspx
They also have a trip planning guide that will help you plan your travels with distances etc.
It's too bad you cannot do the Canadian leg of your trip first. Canadian weather can be iffy in October but Death Valley and the southern parts of your trip will probably be more pleasant in October.
You have planned a great distance to travel in only 8 days. You will be seeing the country from the seat of your coach (but still worth the trip). From Vancouver I would head to Banff/Lake Louise then up to Jasper. From Jasper to Kamloops then on to Whistler and back to Vancouver. Your Journey will be a loop and if you choose to see the Okanagan valley your route will not have any overlaps. Seeing the Okanogan will take more time though. If you bypass the Okanagan you will see Kamloops twice.
Let me know if you want any more details. Have a great trip.