Your day-by-day itinerary
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.
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!
A night in Mammoth Lakes
You’ll have one night in Mammoth Lakes, a town nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s known for its skiing and walking trails and is a great place to stop en route through this mountainous region. Take a stroll through the forest amongst the giant sequoia trees and enjoy the quaint feel of this mountain resort.
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.
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.
A pit-stop in Sedona
Tonight you will stay in Sedona, an Arizona desert town surrounded by dramatic red-rock formations and steep canyons. There are quite a few options for dinner in town and plenty of stunning desert views to soak up.
Final night in Phoenix
Your last night will be spent in the city of Phoenix, the capital of Arizona and a prime spot in the Valley of the Sun. It offers lots of museums to keep the family entertained including the Children’s Museum and Musical Instrument Museum. For something outdoors, head to the Desert Botanical Garden to see their collection of cacti with the red-rock formations as the backdrop!