Real West Coast USA
14 days from £1,699
Discover the breath-taking landscapes of the USA on this epic group road trip. From the sparkling waters of the Californian coast to the baking deserts and inhospitable landscapes of Arizona and Death Valley, you’ll see the best of the west on this comprehensive 2 week trip. Experience spectacular sunsets, hike through lush forest trails and tour around quirky neighbourhoods as you travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco and back again. Plus, you’ll spend your evenings camping beneath American stars. Head West and fall in love with all things USA.
What you get
Day 1: Los Angeles to San Diego
Meet your group and tour leader in the star-studded streets of L.A. this morning. Jump on your private coach and journey south to the city of San Diego.
Day 2: San Diego
Soak up the laid-back vibes of San Diego. Chill on the grass of Balboa Park, ride the waves on Mission Beach or explore the bustling Gaslamp Quarter.
Day 3: Colorado River
Plunge into the baking sands of the Algodones Dunes and the arid landscapes of the Mojave Desert. Make camp near the mighty Colorado River this evening.
Day 4: Lake Havasu
Continue through the desert, where the sun beats down on parched earth and sparse Joshua Trees provide the only shade. Spend the afternoon by the cooling waters of Lake Havasu.
Day 5: The Grand Canyon
Discover the iconic Grand Canyon. Hike down into the depths of the canyon floor or survey the landscape from above. Gather by the rim of the canyon for an unforgettable orange sunset.
Day 6: Route 66
Hit the legendary asphalt of Route 66 en route to Las Vegas. Stop off in Seligman to pick up some authentic Route 66 memorabilia before arriving into the electric streets of Sin City.
Day 7: Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a portal into another world - a world of flashing lights, rattling slots and the neat snap of the dealer's deck. Hit the Strip on a party bus tour and then explore this playground for yourself.
Day 8: Death Valley NP
Leave the sensory overload of Vegas behind and enter the brutal landscapes of Death Valley. Discover Badwater Basin and Zabriskie Point before spending the night in Bishop.
Day 9: Yosemite NP
From the barren plains of Death Valley to the lush slopes of the Sierra Nevadas - your destination is Yosemite National Park, one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Day 10: Yosemite NP
A free day to explore this exquisite area. Hike one of the walking trails, hire a bicycle and hit the slopes or journey down the Merced River.
Day 11: San Francisco
Roll into the cool streets of San Francisco. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and then enjoy a tour of San Fran's best-known areas, including Union Square, Pier 39, Chinatown and Lombard Street.
Day 12: San Francisco
A free day to explore San Francisco. Join an optional tour of Alcatraz (booking ahead essential) or explore the city's alternative neighbourhoods.
Day 13: The California Coast
Depart San Francisco and head south, following California's sparkling coastline. Watch the roll of the Pacific Ocean as you drive and spend the night in the greens and blues of San Luis Obispo County.
Day 14: Los Angeles
Your tour ends this afternoon in Los Angeles. First though, spend a few hours on the white sands of Santa Barbara. Tour ends at approximately 5pm in L.A.
Accommodation & Meals
- 13 nights of accommodation are included on this trip
- Shared hotel, hostel rooms and 2-person tents on American campgrounds
- All camping equipment, apart from a sleeping bag and pillow, is provided
- Meals are not included
- There is a compulsory food kitty that covers the cost of meals while camping ($10 per day)
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Your trip begins in Los Angeles at approximately 7:30am on day 1 of the itinerary. Due to this early start, we recommend flying into LA the day before and booking an additional night of accommodation. The trip ends back in LA on day 14 at approximately 5pm. If you plan to fly out on day 14, do not book a flight that departs before 9pm to allow time for transfer and check-in.