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From ghost towns 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 the sites like the atmospheric mining town of Laughlin youll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what youre seeing. Best of all, national park entrances fees are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.

North America

Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Trekking Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127029
Starts: San Francisco, USA Finishes: Los Angeles, USA
You will visit
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles

Itinerary

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Day 1: San Francisco

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this famous city.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: San Francisco/Yosemite National Park

Head out on an orientation tour of one of the greatest cities in the world, San Francisco.

Discover some of the most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge.

In the afternoon, drive to Yosemite National Park.

Transport:
Travel time includes stops along the way.
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 225km)

03

Day 3: Yosemite National Park/Bishop

Head into the Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park. With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes.

Surrounded by peaks which soar more than 14,000 ft (4,593m) in elevation, Bishop, one of "America's Coolest Mountain Towns" sits directly in the centre of an incredible area of natural beauty. Enjoy secluded natural hot springs where the star gazing is amazing.

Travel via the Tioga Pass viewing Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers on the way.


Additional Notes:
We intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. 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 Visit
Tioga Pass Drive

Transport:
Travel time includes stops along the way.
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 322km)

04

Day 4: Bishop/Las Vegas

Travel to one of the country's most rugged landscapes — the legendary Death Valley, California. Soak in the dramatic landscape.

In the afternoon, drive to Las Vegas, Nevada, the 'city of lights'. Explore the famous Vegas Strip and opt for a VIP limo experience.

Included Activities:
Death Valley National Park Visit

Transport:
Travel time includes stops along the way.
Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 585km)

05

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

Travel Route 66 from Vegas, stopping at a wacky burger joint along the way. Continue the drive to one of the earth's greatest on-going geological spectacles, the Grand Canyon.

Take a short hike (weather permitting) at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy a pizza dinner at the rim while watching a stunning sunset.

Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight.

Additional Notes:
Note: If you have pre booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today.

Included Activities:
Route 66 Drive
Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
Hiking

Transport:
Travel time includes stops along the way.
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 460km)

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Day 6: Grand Canyon National Park/Laughlin

Spend the morning at the Grand Canyon before continuing the drive towards Laughlin.

Reach the historic mining town of Laughlin, located by the Colorado River. Didn't have enough time to gamble in Las Vegas? Try it again here.

Transport:
Travel time includes stops along the way.
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 360km)

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Day 7: Laughlin/Los Angeles

Depart Laughlin and head towards Los Angeles.

Capture the Old West spirit in one of the best-preserved silver mining towns in Calico, California.

In the afternoon, see the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on a drive through the city. Pass Beverly Hills and view one of the world's most exclusive 3-block districts, Rodeo Drive.

Included Activities:
Orientation Drive
Hollywood Visit

Transport:
Travel time includes stops along the way.
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 465km)

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Day 8: Los Angeles

We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • All national park and national monument fees
    • Orientations to San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles
    • Yosemite stay
    • Tioga Pass drive (seasonal)
    • Death Valley visit
    • Grand Canyon visit and stay with pizza dinner on the rim
    • Route 66 drive
    • Calico Ghost Town visit
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (twin-share with en suite facilities, 7 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 0 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Air conditioned private touring van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Basking in big city lights in Los Angeles and San Francisco)
  • Living it up in Vegas
  • Hiking through Yosemite
  • Sweating buckets in Death Valley
  • Driving Route 66
  • Reliving the Wild West at the ghost town of Calico