Your day-by-day itinerary

LA Road with palm trees and smart cars

Days 1-3

LA: Hollywood Hills & Beaches

Los Angeles, an iconic city with lots on offer which is sure to keep the whole family entertained. You’ll stay in Marina del Rey, a port with a bohemian vibe, that’s only a stone’s thrown from Venice beach. During your time here you’ll hop on bikes and cycle along Venice Beach to Santa Monica. Afterwards, you’ll have plenty of time to explore so strap on your hiking boots to navigate the trails dotted along the coast or get a taste of Tinseltown on Hollywood Boulevard.

Beach in Monterey beach, USA

Days 3-5

Coasting Down Highway 1

First up you’ll visit the quaint coastal town of Pismo Beach, known for its many seafood spots and stunning sea views! From here, you’ll wind along the famous Pacific coast road, Highway 1, ending in Monterey for an unforgettable whale watching adventure for all the family. Watch the little one’s eyes light up as you spot these gentle giants from your boat, at one of the best locations in the whole of North America.

Golden gate bridge over body of water

Days 5-7

Sights & Seals of San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the must-visits for any family heading to the West Coast. The city boasts a huge array of highlights to enjoy and is famous for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge! You’ll stay in a European-style hotel in the heart of Downtown and embark on an interactive treasure hunt that is not only lots of fun but a great way to get your bearings and learn more about life in The City by the Bay.

boy standing on log in water

Days 7-9

Pine Forests & Peaks of Yosemite

One of America’s greatest national parks, Yosemite will spark the imagination of young and old and makes for a wonderful wilderness adventure for the whole family. Rugged landscape, roaring waterfalls, soaring trees and panoramic vistas will welcome you and by the time you’ve been, you won’t want to leave. You’ll stay in a lodge close to the entrance of the park and during your visit, have the freedom to roam at your own pace. Just make sure the camera is charged and the picnic is packed!

Sign reading Sequoia National Forest

Days 9-10

Towering Trees of Sequoia

From giant trees to ghost towns, the route from Yosemite to Vegas is an incredible journey through the desert and one which shouldn’t be too rushed. The next few days will see you walk amongst the soaring trees of Sequoia National Park, pan for gold in an abandoned mining town, and soak up the Old Western lifestyle still in place across the Sierra Nevada.

Lit up sign reading To Fabulous Las Vegas

Days 10-12

Viva Las Vegas

Viva, Las Vegas! Take a rest from the long car drives and national park adventures to spend a few days enjoying the crazy, wacky world of America’s entertainment capital. From endlessly entertaining theme parks to flashing lights, Elvis doubles and pyramid-shaped hotels, Vegas offers a great opportunity to break for some carefree family fun before disappearing in to the desert. You’ll stay in a family-friendly hotel on the famous Strip itself.

boy in grand canyon

Days 12-13

Journey through the Grand Canyon

Up to 18 miles wide, 277 river miles long and over a mile deep – the Grand Canyon is one of Earth’s greatest natural wonders. Spend a whole day exploring the South Rim, easily accessed and great for families, with easy trails to hike and mesmeric views of the vast gorge. If you fancy taking to the sky, helicopter rides are also available – giving you a bird’s eye view of this truly magical place.

Road through the Joshua Tree National Park, USA

Days 13-14

From Joshua Tree to Palm Springs

This alien landscape, home to skull-shaped rock formations, fan-palm oases and, of course, the bizarrely shaped Joshua Trees, makes the ideal location for the next stop on your family road-trip. Based in the nearby town of Palm Springs, you’ll explore this fascinating area from the comfort of your modern hotel with a swimming pool where you can cool off from the desert heat.

Sign reading beverly Hills

Days 14-15

Final night in Los Angeles

You’ll spend one final night in L.A, taking in the sights of Hollywood and Beverly Hills or strolling along the epic coastline.

 

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