USA: Coastal Road Trip

2-Week West Coast America Road Trip Itinerary - USA

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Duration15 days / 14 nights

DepartureDaily

ItinerarySan Diego - Los Angeles - Pismo Beach - Monterey - San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Sequoia National Park - Las Vegas

Suitable for families

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Overview

Take a two-week road trip along the coast of Western USA. Admire the bright lights of the sprawling cities, dramatic landscapes of National Parks and stretches of golden coastline. You’ll start with a drive northwards from San Diego, hugging the coast all the way up to San Francisco before heading inland to explore the likes of Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Las Vegas offers an exhilarating stay, before you head back to the airport for your fight home. This itinerary is suitable at any time of year and can be done in reverse.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Excursions as described below
  • Car hire and insurance – prices may vary depending on departure dates

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Surfing in San Diego

It’s hard not to think about surfing when you think of California! San Diego is a relaxed city where we recommend spending some time recharging your batteries on your road trip. Nicknamed the Golden state San Diego is a perfect place to try your hand at surfing! You’ll spend three nights here and we’ve included a 1-hour beginner’s surf lesson with a guide who will show you the ropes- it’s harder than it looks! After mastering surfing it’s time to visit the bright lights of LA or sadly head back home.

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Los Angeles & Hollywood Hills

Los Angeles, an iconic city with lots on offer. You’ll stay in picture perfect Marina del Rey, a port with a bohemian vibe, that’s only a stone’s thrown from Venice beach. A highlight here is the cycling trip along Venice Beach to Santa Monica which has been prearranged for you. 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.

Venice Beach Lifeguard Hut

Cruising the coast on 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. Your eyes will light up as you spot these gentle giants from your boat, at one of the best locations in the whole of North America.

Monterey Bay USA beach cliff

Sights of San Francisco

San Francisco is definitely one to tick off your USA adventure! The city is home to endless highlights such as the iconic Golden Gate Bridge! Here you will stay in a central hotel where you can easily head out on foot to explore! The highlight of your trip here is sure to be a trip to the infamous Alcatraz prison where we have included tickets for you to visit. Take an audio tour where an old inmate will detail their time spent here. It’s not to be missed!

Golden Gate Bridge

Especially Yosemite

Yosemite is one of America’s most famous national parks. If the great outdoors is a passion of yours then this is not to be missed!  Rugged landscape, roaring waterfalls, soaring trees and panoramic vistas will welcome you and you won’t want to leave. Your home for two nights is a simple lodge on the outskirts of the National Park, where you have 3 days to explore this wonderful National Park.

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Soaring trees of Sequoia

Embark on a truly unforgettable road trip from Yosemite to Vegas. The scenery is diverse as you travel through the dusty desert of the Sierra Nevada, you’ll take in some of the biggest trees in the World. Spend the night in Sequoia, a place where you can be transported back to the old western times. Go panning for gold in an abandoned mining town or tuck in to tasty American burger at one of the old saloons!

sequoia national park wooden sign

"What happens in Vegas..."

Viva, Las Vegas! Take a rest from the long car drives and national park adventures and spend the next few days enjoying the crazy, wacky world of America’s entertainment capital. You’ll stay in a hotel perfectly located on the famous Strip and have plenty of time to enjoy all that this lively city has to offer. From endlessly entertaining theme parks and stratospheric rollercoasters to neon lights, Elvis doubles and iconic fountain shows, Vegas offers a great opportunity for some carefree fun before disappearing into the desert. You’ll head out on a limo tour of the strip with a knowledgeable driver who’ll show you all the lights and sights.

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