San Francisco to Los Angeles Express

Las Vegas, San Francisco, LA, and the quest for the perfect burger all thats missing from this quintessentially American experience is a ballgame and moms apple pie. Promising unfiltered fun from dawn to dusk in some of the Wests best locales, this trip mixes downtown excitement with all-natural, full-contact thrills exploring the Grand Canyon and camping under the stars in Yosemite National Park. All this in just one reasonably-priced week? This is America, the land of opportunity! Believe in the impossible.

North America

Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Trekking Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127011
Starts: San Francisco, USA Finishes: Los Angeles, USA
You will visit
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles



Day 1: San Francisco

There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and the city's famous cable cars all await.

Additional Notes:
We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city. Speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: San Francisco/Yosemite National Park (1D)

Travel through California's Sierra Nevada Mountains on the way to Yosemite National Park.

Included Activities:
Yosemite National Park Visit

Private Van (7.00 hour(s), 225km)


Day 3: Yosemite National Park/Bishop (1B, 1L, 1D)

Marvel at spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes and enjoy one of most scenic areas in California.

Additional Notes:
Note: we intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Yosemite NP with Bishop. In the spring and autumn seasons, there's a chance that the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In such a case, we use an alternate route south, and will spend the night in Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip.

Included Activities:
Yosemite National Park Hike
Tioga Pass Drive

Private Van (9.00 hour(s), 305km)


Day 4: Bishop/Las Vegas (1B, 1L)

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Take an optional VIP party limo ride.

Additional Notes:
For the night in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre.

Included Activities:
Death Valley National Park Visit
Vegas Strip Visit

Includes multiple stops.
Private Van (9.00 hour(s), 590km)


Day 5: Las Vegas/Grand Canyon (1D)

Considered to be among nature's most spectacular offerings, the Grand Canyon provides spectacular opportunities for exploration. Return to the campsite, huddle around the campfire and recapture the experiences from this memorable day!

Included Activities:
Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
Grand Canyon Sunset

Includes stops along Route 66
Private Van (7.00 hour(s), 450km)


Day 6: Grand Canyon/Lake Havasu (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike around the grandest of canyons, then continue to Lake Havasu and cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River.

Included Activities:
London Bridge Visit

Private Van (7.00 hour(s), 400km)


Day 7: Lake Havasu/Los Angeles (1B, 1L)

Take a short hike in Joshua Tree National Park amongst the boulders and famous Joshua trees. Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the drive into California's most glamorous city.

Additional Notes:
For our night in Los Angeles, we give up camping in favour of a hotel.

Included Activities:
Joshua Tree NP Hike

Includes stop and hike at Joshua Tree NP.
Private Van (8.00 hour(s), 525km)


Day 8: Los Angeles

There's a lot to see and do in LA, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, and other hot spots around the city. Speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
    • Orientation walk in Las Vegas
    • Visit to secluded hot springs in Bishop
    • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
    • Visit to London Bridge in Lake Havasu
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels/hostels (3 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (4 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    • Air-conditioned private touring van
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Experience the bright lights of Las Vegas
  • Hike Yosemite and the Grand Canyon
  • Stargaze in Los Angeles
  • Drive along Route 66
  • Camp in nature under the stars.