My family (me, husband and 3 teenagers) will be renting an RV for a road trip on the US west coast in January 2012. Having researched TA forums etc, I now have a pretty good idea of the itinerary and time frame needed.
We have three weeks to achieve the following -
Depart San Francisco
Drive down Highway 1 to LA
Continue down to San Diego
Drive inland to Las Vegas
Return to San Fran via Death Valley
My questions are -
. Is it worthwhile driving to the South Rim Grand Canyon from San Diego, or would it be enough to drive directly to Las Vegas and take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon West rim?
. My other question is in regard to the weather at this time of year (this may be relevant to my first question also). Will it be too cold to venture east off the coast?
I would be grateful for any advice on my questions or my itinerary.