From Joshua trees and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, the San Francisco to Los Angeles itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region’s best. At any of the sights you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances fees are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.
Day 1 San Francisco
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park
On the way out of San Francisco, take in some final sights. Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, where on a clear day you can see the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge to one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.
Drive past some iconic attractions of the city as we head the towards the Sierra Nevadas. Stop to try some of the region’s best produce en route to Yosemite National Park.
Day 3 Yosemite National Park/Sierra Nevadas
Hike past Yosemite’s waterfalls and amongst the giant sequoias while keeping a keen eye out for wildlife. In the summer, travel via the Tioga Pass.
Day 4 Death Valley/Las Vegas
Head to desolate Death Valley — the hottest, driest, and lowest spot in North America, then enjoy exploring the Vegas strip. Opt for a VIP limousine tour or find some luck at the slots and poker tables.
Day 5 Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park (1D)
Travel to the Grand Canyon via Route 66. Take a short hike (weather permitting) along the rim of the Grand Canyon before sunset at the rim.
Day 6 Grand Canyon National Park/Lake Havasu City
Pre-book a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Take a final morning at this world wonder before heading to Lake Havasu City, next to the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River.
Day 7 Lake Havasu City/Los Angeles
Visit Joshua Tree National Park en route to the City of Angels. Enjoy an orientation of Los Angeles. Drive along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills before spending a night on the town.
Day 8 Los Angeles
Depart at any time.
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