SoCal Triangle

9 night self-drive holiday around SOuthern CALifornia (SoCal)

This low mileage holiday is perfect for those who want to enjoy different parts of California without lots of driving. You’ll have three nights in each of these three cities; Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs. You can enjoy the wonderful Joshua Tree National Park and the Pacific Coast Highway as you relax in SoCal.

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

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socal triangle itinerary

Our 9 night SoCal Triangle holiday starts and ends in Los Angeles: Santa Monica / Los Angeles (3 nights), Palm Springs (3 nights) San Diego (3 nights)

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Days 1 - 3:
Los Angeles (3 nights)

You’ll fly into LAX and head to nearby Santa Monica for your first three nights. There’s no shortage of things to do here; Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach… The list goes on but don’t worry, we’ll give you a great itinerary for your trip


Monica, CA

3 Star

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Days 4 - 6:
Palm Springs (3 nights)

Head into the desert today for your next three nights in Palm Springs. Close by you’ll find both Joshua Tree National Park and Coachella Valley Preserve. You can also visit Elvis’ hideaway house or ride in the world’s largest rotating tramway which ascends 2500 metres  above this wonderful resort city.


Springs, CA

4 Star

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Days 7 - 9:
San Diego (3 nights)

Today you’ll drive south towards the Mexican border as far as San Diego where you’ll stay for another three nights. Enjoy the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Zoo and maybe take a day trip into nearby Mexico from here.


San Diego,

3 Star

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Days 10 & 11:
Final Day & Fly Home

Enjoy the very pleasant 2.5 hour drive along Highways 5 & 1, the Pacific Coast Highway back to Los Angeles where, this evening you’ll drop the rental car off and catch your overnight flight back to the UK.




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Las Vegas, Nevada

Fabulous Las Vegas! There’s plenty to see here including the Bellagio Fountains, Fremont Street, Neon Boneyard and the Mob Museum. Maybe take in a show, or try your luck in one of the casinos! We can add Sin City to the end of your trip and you can fly home from here.

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Route 66

You’re not far from the California stretch of historic Route 66. We can add an extra night or two, giving you time to enjoy the last couple of hundred miles of this famous road. You’ll be able to visit Roy’s (pictured), Barstow, Victorville and Pasadena.

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Pacific Coast Highway

If you have a few extra days, why not enjoy the Pacific Coast Highway which runs from LA to San Francisco or even just a section of this stunning drive?

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