Golden Triangle

16 day self-drive holiday enjoying the Golden Triangle of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas

Includes flights from UK, car hire and accommodation
Fly in and out of San Francisco
You’ll drive approximately 1400 miles in total
 Includes Big Sur, LA, Las Vegas, Death Valley & Yosemite
Extra days can easily be added or we can shorten the trip if preferred
Your full road trip pack and itinerary will be sent to you
Your entire package is ATOL protected

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.

All our road trips can be shortened or extra nights added or modified with upgraded hotels, car etc. We love building tailor made trips!

golden triangle holiday

Your Itinerary

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Days 1 - 3:
Begin in San Francisco

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.

 Fly into San Francisco
 San Francisco
 3 Nights
highway 1 road trip
Day 4:
Monterey & Carmel

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.

Approx 120 miles
big sur highway 1
Day 5:
Stunning Big Sur

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

Approx 105 miles
highway 1 road trip
Day 6:
Solvang & Santa Barbara

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.

Approx 145 miles
 Santa Barbara
Days 7 - 8:
Santa Monica

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!

Approx 85 miles
Los Angeles
2 Nights
Days 9 - 10:
Viva Las Vegas!

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

Approx 285 miles
Las Vegas
2 Nights
Day 11:
Death Valley NP

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.

 Approx 150 miles
Death Valley NP
Day 12:
Mammoth Lakes

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.

 Approx 200 miles
 Mammoth Lakes
Days 13 - 14:
Yosemite NP

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!

Approx 100 miles
Yosemite NP
2 Nights
Day 15: 
Back to The Bay

Spend the morning in Yosemite enjoying the breathtaking views of this wonderful National Park before heading west to San Francisco where you’ll begin your journey home.

Approx 195 miles
Fly out of San Francisco
Day 16:
Arrive back in UK

You’ll arrive back in the UK today. Thank you for booking your road trip with RouteTrip USA.

Arrive back in UK
Fancy an upgrade?
car upgrade

Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

We are completely independent and have a wide choice of hotels. We can upgrade some or all of your hotels. Just ask us!

 Why not add extra days or some side trips to your holiday!
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