california fly drive

 California & The West

California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah

When to Visit

May - October are the best times of the year to visit California and West Coast for hot weather. During the Winter months, December - March the ski resorts and rockies get extremely busy. 


Depending on where in this vast state you are visiting, Summer daytime temperatures are usually in the 20-30°C range with warmer temperatures normally in the south.

Other Info

Flight time from UK: Approx 10-11 hours.
Time difference: 7-8 hours behind UK

This region is home to an amazing number of canyons and National Parks.

This region has a bit of everything; golden sandy beaches, mountains and canyons, vast deserts and bustling cities. There’s the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the unforgiving desert at Death Valley National Park, there’s long lonely stretches of roads through Arizona or the “crookedest street in the world”; Lombard Street in San Francisco. You can experience the non-stop entertainment in Las Vegas or you can enjoy the tranquility and nature of one of the many canyons or National Parks.

Here are a few of our standard trips. Remember - All our road trips can be shortened or extra nights added to suit your own requirements. We love building tailor made trips!

If you’re looking for Route 66 trips, please take a look at our full selection on our dedicated Route 66 page 

Pacific Coast Highway

Enjoy Monterey, Big Sur and Cambria and you enjoy a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
+Option to extend the trip to begin in Seattle or end in San Diego.

10 nights from £1499 pp
inc flights, car & hotels

Canyon Road Trip

You’ll fly to and from Las Vegas in this amazing trip. You’ll take a route around some of the most amazing locations such as the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, Monument Valley and Arches National Park

12 nights from £2799 pp
inc flights, car & hotels

Route 66 + 1 (Highway 1)

Two legendary road trips in one; drive Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. Then, head up the stunning Pacific Coast Highway, known as Highway 1 through Big Sur and Monterey to the wonderful San Francisco.

20 nights from £2399 pp
inc flights, car & hotels

Route 66 Self Drive

We have a great selection of Route 66 self drive road trips travelling between Chicago and Los Angeles. Please click the button below to visit our dedicated Route 66 page.

14 nights from £1899 pp
inc flights, car & hotels

Included in Every Holiday

Fully Insured Car Hire
Any One-Way Car Rental Fees
Return Flights from the UK
Complimentary Airport Lounge Passes*
Handpicked Hotels
Personalised Itinerary

Your Financial Protection

We take your financial protection seriously. RouteTrip USA hold ATOL Licence 11486 and from the moment you pay your deposit and secure your trip, your entire holiday package will be fully protected. We are also members of the Travel Vault to ensure full compliance with the UK The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992

Your Travel Pack

Before you leave for your trip, we'll send you a fully personalised travel pack including full itinerary, vouchers for your flights, car and hotels, your airport VIP lounge passes, luggage labels and straps and a USA mobile phone with SatNav* all in a handy wallet.

All per person prices (pp) shown on this website are based on two adults sharing. RouteTrip USA and RouteTrip are registered trademarks of RouteTrip USA Ltd. *T&Cs Apply. **Subject to availability. ***Refundable deposit required