You are between jobs, have some time on your hands and want to see somewhere new? This was us and we decided we would spend 1 month on the road making our way through California (& Nevada) in a campervan. We started in San Francisco, went as far South as San Diego and ended our roadtrip in Las Vegas.
This was all planned rather quickly on our part and we spent many hours searching the internet for inspiration and places to go. Whilst we found many helpful post’s, we did think there was a lot of information missing so I hope we cover some vital parts throughout this blog.
One of the views from Highway 1.
In total we spent 31 days travelling, entered two states, covered over 4500 kilometres, stayed in 15 campgrounds & 4 Airbnb’s.
Our itinerary at a glance (click for the blogposts):
Days 1-3: San Francisco
Days 3-5: Yosemite National Park
Days 5-7: Marina (explore Santa Cruz & Monterey)
Days 7-10: Big Sur (explore Sand Dollar Beach, McWay Falls, Bixby Creek Bridge)
Days 10-11: Islay Creek
Days 11-12: Refugio State Beach (visit Santa Barbara & Carpinteria)
Days 12-14: Malibu
Days 14-15: Castiac Lake (visit Six Flags Magic Mountain & Hurricane Harbour)
Days 15-19: Los Angeles (explore Venice Beach, Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Newport Beach)
Days 19-22: San Diego (explore Downtown, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach & Sunset Cliffs)
Days 22-24: Palm Springs
Days 24-25: Joshua Tree National Park
Days 25-30: Las Vegas
Over the coming weeks we will be posting about each location with our photos, experiences and must-sees and link them into this post.