If you’re thinking about heading along the West Coast for the blissful sun and dramatic National Parks, this is the perfect itinerary for you! The ultimate Californian Road Trip filled with many places to see and things to do!

Collect your RV from Travellers Autobarn Los Angeles and spend a few hours learning to drive your vehicle.  If you’re from the other side if the world driving on the opposite side of the road will take some time getting used to.

 

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450km trip distance

10 day roadtrip

Camper Van recommended

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Los Angeles to Temecula

Stop 1

Once you are comfortable in your RV head South down to Temecula for a day trip before heading back up the coast. This area is famous for its wine-region! If you want to make this extra special, book a hot air balloon ride over the wineries. This is truly something to remember! You’ll be able to explore the many award-winning wineries that blanket this region. No one likes a reckless driver, so no drinking and driving! Rather, pre-plan to spend the night.

Temecula to Santa Monica Pier

Stop 2

From Temecula, head North West over to the coast to Santa Monica Pier. For some old fashion fun, why not head to the double-jointed pier that juts out into the Pacific Ocean? This is the best way to let your hair down and go on some thrill-seeking rides! The best part is admission is free!

Santa Monica Pier to Yosemite National Park

Stop 3

It is a 296-mile drive from the pier to Yosemite National Park. This National Park is one of the most well-known and most desired places to go. Its spectacular beauty stretches for miles. Put on your hiking shoes and get amongst nature at its finest, with a wide variety of treks to choose from. The longer the hike the better the view! We recommend at least 3 days here to make the most of this magical place.

Yosemite National Park to Mono Lake and Mono County

Stop 4

Right next door to Yosemite National Park is Mono Lake. Based in Mono County, this relatively shallow but dramatic lake was formed hundreds of thousands of years ago. This is a great stop for a picnic lunch. Be careful to not drink the water! The extremely high-salt content makes this lake a very salty body of water.

 

Mono Lake to Lake Tahoe

Final Stop

It is a breezy 110-mile drive North from Mono Lake to your destination. Lake Tahoe straddles the state line between California and Nevada. This Lake is a huge fresh water Lake, perfect for water sports! Visit Vikingsholm for an awesome look at a modern-day castle, nestled in the hills surrounding Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe

We recommend you spend at least a few days in each stop along the way. It is all about experiencing different culture and nature at its best! If, like me, you cannot pack your bags fast enough! Contact Travellers Autobarn to grab a quote for your ultimate Californian Road Trip!

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