Skyscrapers, sequoias, and impossibly big skies await you in America’s West. This 15-day tour through the urban and natural wonders of California, Arizona, and Nevada is perfect for travellers who want to inject a little downtown energy into their out-of-town escapes. In the cities, you’ll traverse the concrete jungle by day with an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and overnight in centrally-located hotels and hostels. Elsewhere, you’ll get the chance to marvel at the grandeur of the Grand Canyon and the giant sequoias of Yosemite before diving into a barbecue dinner and camping under the stars. This is no dream; it’s the West like you’ve never seen it before.
Day 1 Los Angeles
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Los Angeles/San Diego (1D)
Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of LA, California’s most glamorous city. In San Diego, visit Coronado Island or soak up the sun on Mission Beach. Opt to check out the Gaslamp Quarter District in the evening.
Day 3 San Diego/Lake Havasu City (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to Joshua Tree National Park, taking in the desert scenery and hundreds of Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.
Day 4 Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Stop along Route 66, then continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim.
Day 5 Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.
Day 6 Grand Canyon/Monument Valley (1B, 1L, 1D)
Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.
Day 7 Monument Valley/Las Vegas (1B)
Journey along famous Route 66, and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Take an optional VIP party limo ride.
Day 8 Las Vegas
Free time in Las Vegas. Explore the strip, try your luck at a casino, or take in a glitzy show.
Day 9 Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas (1L, 1D)
Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park.
Day 10 Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Morning trip to Mono Lake; walk among the tufa towers. Discover Yosemite’s peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows.
Day 11 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Use free time to explore Yosemite by foot, bike or shuttle.
Day 12 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on your way into one of America’s most popular cities. Opt to ride a cable car over the steep hills, explore by bicycle or set sail in the setting sun.
Day 13 San Francisco
Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.
Day 14 Santa Cruz/Morro Bay (1D)
Visit Santa Cruz and go for a stroll along the boardwalk. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast. Arrive in time for sunset on Morro Bay.
Day 15 Morro Bay/Los Angeles (1B)
Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Trip ends upon arrival to Los Angeles.
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