Begin in San Francisco where you can enjoy the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, experience Alcatraz Prison and the lively Pier 39. You’ll head down the Pacific Coast Highway through Monterey, Big Sur and Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. You’ll then head east to Las Vegas for a couple of nights before overnight stops in Death Valley, Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite.
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You’ll start your road trip in San Francisco. Pick up your hire car and then enjoy the first three nights in “Fog City”. Cycle or drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, travel on the cable cars, visit Alcatraz and spend an evening at Pier 39.
Jump in your car and head south to Monterey. Visit Pebble Beach, the famous golf links which also hosts concourse car shows and is home to the Lone Cypress Tree. You’ll also want to visit downtown Monterey and Carmel while you’re here.
Get an early start today, you’ve got a great day ahead. You’ll drive along the winding roads of iconic Highway 1 stopping at outstanding vista points along the way. You’ll visit Big Sur, Pfeiffer Falls and drive over famous Bixby Bridge. Don’t rush this drive - take it easy and enjoy this section of the Pacific Coast Highway
We recommend you start your day with a visit to historic Hearst Castle, a huge property with magificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Then, after lunch you’ll continue your drive south taking a small, but worthwhile detour through the Danish influenced city of Solvang and finally onto Santa Barbara.
You’ll drive through Los Angeles to arrive at Santa Monica Pier which is also the symbolic end of Route 66. You’ll stay in Los Angeles for three nights so enjoy visiting attractions such as the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and of course seeing the famous Hollywood sign!
Head east to Las Vegas for a couple of days relaxing. There’s so much more to see than just the casinos. Head into downtown Las Vegas and you’ll find Fremont Street with famous hotels such as the Golden Nugget, street performers and attractions such as the Neon and Mob Museums
One of the hottest places in the world is Death Valley. It’s the largest US National Park outside of Alaska at 3.4 million acres. Our itinerary takes you into the park where you’ll stay the night in The Ranch.
On your way to Yosemite, you’ll stop a night at Mammoth Lakes, a town in California's Sierra Nevada mountains known for the Mammoth Mountain, Rainbow Falls and Devils Postpile National Monument, a formation of basalt columns.
Your final stop on this trip is two nights in Yosemite National Park. Known for it’s waterfalls, giant Sequoias and deep valleys, Yosemite covers nearly 1200 square miles. You’ll be staying overnight in the park giving you a full day tomorrow to explore!
Spend the morning in Yosemite enjoying the breathtaking views of this wonderful National Park before heading west to San Francisco. This evening you’ll catch your overnight flight back to the UK.
We can add a few nights at the end of your holiday so that you can visit San Diego at the southern end of California. Enjoy the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Zoo and maybe take a day trip into nearby Mexico from here.
Joshua Tree National Park is characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes and is named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees. Hiking trails weave through the boulders of Hidden Valley.
Palm Springs was a desert retreat for Hollywood stars and also became an occasional home of Elvis and you can take a tour of his honeymoon hideaway where he and Priscilla stayed right after their wedding. It has also become a big resort location with luxury hotels and golf courses.
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