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 California & The West

California, Nevada, Arizona & 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 


 Free Download: California’s National Parks Guide

Download our free guide to California’s 9 National Parks including Death Valley, Joshua Tree and Yosemite. Download here

pacific coast highway holiday
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.

12 days from £1499 pp
inc flights, car & hotels

grand circle holiday
Grand Circle

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

14 days from £2799 pp
inc flights, car & hotels

pacific northwest holiday
Northwest Coastal Cruise

Flying to Seattle, you’ll weave down the Pacific Coast visiting just a few of the many stunning parts of this region. You’ll see the stunning Mount Rainier in the distance, visit Olympic National Park, visit Portland and Crater Lake and see the giant Redwood trees before finishing your trip in San Francisco.

15 days from £1899 pp
inc flights, car & hotels

yosemite national park holiday
Golden Triangle
New for 2020!

Enjoy the best of California in one trip; cruise down the Pacific Coast Highway, known as Highway 1 to Los Angeles before heading to Las Vegas for a couple of nights. You’ll then complete the triangle with overnight stops in Death Valley, Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite.

16 days 
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Route 66 Holidays

We have a large 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.

16 days from £1750 pp
inc flights, car & hotels

joshua tree national park
SoCal Triangle
New for 2020!

This low mileage holiday is perfect for those who want to enjoy different parts of California without lots of driving. You’ll stay in 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.

11 days
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New York & Las Vegas

You’ll spend 8 nights on this multi-centre holiday split between New York City and Las Vegas. After four nights in the Big Apple, you will fly off to Las Vegas and spend your next four nights in Sin City staying right on the Las Vegas “Strip”; you’re perfectly placed to enjoy the Bellagio Fountains, various resorts and catch one of the amazing shows.

10 days from £1649 pp
inc flights & hotels

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Tailor Made Trip!

Having trouble finding the trip for you? Tell us what you’re looking for from your road trip and our travel experts will design a bespoke holiday just for you at no additional cost.

Your Trip:
Your Duration & Budget!

Included in Every Holiday
  • Fully Insured Car Hire

  • Any One-Way Car Rental Fees

  • Return Flights from the UK

  • Outbound Airport Lounge Access

    Handpicked Hotels

    Personalised Itinerary

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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.

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