From the Golden Gate Bridge to glowing canyon walls at sunset, this trip captures the beauty of the cities and wilderness of the western US. It’s perfect for the traveller looking to breathe in the scent of the sequoias of Yosemite by day but wanting the comforts of a hotel at night. Prepare yourself for otherworldly hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park and desert scenery in Death Valley – the lowest spot on the continent – before taking an optional helicopter ride above the incomparable Grand Canyon. You won’t just visit the west coast, you’ll live it.
Day 1 San Francisco
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park
See some sights like Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of town. Drive to Yosemite National Park.
Day 3 Yosemite National Park
Discover Yosemite’s peaks, granite domes, and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes, and meadows.
Day 4 Yosemite National Park/Bakersfield
Hike past Yosemite’s waterfalls and amongst the giant sequoias while keeping a keen eye out for wildlife.
Day 5 Bakersfield/Las Vegas
Visit desolate Death Valley — the hottest, driest, and lowest spot on the continent. Carry on to Las Vegas and explore the famous Vegas strip. Opt to take a limousine tour or try your luck at the slots.
Day 6 Las Vegas
Enjoy a full free day to explore Las Vegas. Wander the strip, do some shopping, and refuel at one of the many bars or restaurants. Opt to take in a glitzy Las Vegas show or to head out on a day trip to the Hoover Dam.
Day 7 Las Vegas/Bryce Canyon National Park
Visit Zion, Utah’s oldest national park. Explore towering cliffs and massive canyon walls. Hike diverse and exciting trails. Head to Bryce Canyon.
Day 8 Bryce Canyon National Park/Lake Powell
Explore Bryce Canyon National Park on trails among the amphitheatres and multi-coloured rock pinnacles called hoodoos before heading to Lake Powell. Opt for a cowboy steak dinner and a sunset horseback ride (seasonal).
Day 9 Monument Valley
Visit the Glen Canyon Dam and take a short hike to Horseshoe Bend, shaped by the Colorado River. Discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley. Explore on a 4x4 tour led by a Navajo guide.
Day 10 Grand Canyon National Park (1D)
Travel to the Grand Canyon and wander along trails. Admire the views and enjoy sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon. Opt to watch the IMAX Grand Canyon movie.
Day 11 Grand Canyon National Park/Lake Havasu City
Opt to get a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Travel to Sedona and check out the stunning landscape and vibrant spiritual community. Continue on to Lake Havasu City for the evening and visit the famous London Bridge.
Day 12 Joshua Tree National Park/San Diego
Visit Joshua Tree National Park, then head to San Diego. Sun, sand, food, and fun all await in this beautiful beach city.
Day 13 San Diego
Enjoy free time to explore or just sit back and relax in the sun and sand.
Day 14 San Diego/Los Angeles
Cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to Los Angeles. See the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation to the area. Drive through Beverly Hills and check out Rodeo Drive.
Day 15 Los Angeles
Depart at any time.
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