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15 days,Los Angeles to Los Angeles

Drive the Pacific Coast Highway, ride a bike around Monterey, bask in big city lights in Los Angeles and San Francisco, hike through Yosemite, try your luck on the Las Vegas strip


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You’ve got two weeks and the entire West Coast of the United States at your disposal. Where do you go? Start in Los Angeles and cruise the fabled Pacific Coast Highway, cross the Golden Gate into San Francisco and then work your way swiftly through a handful of national parks (Bryce, Death Valley and the Grand Canyon), sow some wild oats in Vegas, and finally work your way back to Hollywood before heading home. (Hey, we don’t call it the ‘Express’ for nothing.)

What's Included

Free Wi-FiThis adventure boasts vans fitted with wi-fi for up to five users at a time. Check your email, upload a photo to Facebook, or send a tweet to your friends.
  • All national park and national monument fees. Los Angeles orientation walk. Santa Barbara market visit. Pacific Coast Highway views. Solvang and San Luis Obispo stops. Picnic lunch (Pismo Beach). Cannery Row visit (Monterey). Surrey bike rentals. San Francisco orientation walk. Tioga Pass drive (seasonal). Death Valley visit. Las Vegas orientation walk. Grand Canyon with pizza dinner on the rim. Route 66 drive. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner. (Allow USD375-400 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (twin-share with en suite facilities, 14 nts).
  • Air-con private touring van, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10
Day 1 Los Angeles

Arrive at any time.

Days 2-3 Santa Barbara

Drive north to beautiful Santa Barbara. Stop at a food truck, a local specialty, for lunch. Arrive to Santa Barbara and check out the weekly Arts and Crafts Market by the ocean. On Day 3, explore this city and surrounding area with optional surf lessons, bike rentals, kayak rentals, a vineyard tour, local microbrew tour or whale watching.

Day 4 San Simeon (1L)

Drive up the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and enjoy the view. Stop along the way in Solvang and San Luis Obispo. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Pismo beach. Opt to rent a dune buggy.

Days 5-6 Monterey

Another gorgeous drive along the PCH. Visit the elephant seals and stop for photos. Great food options abound with dinner choices including the restaurants on Steinbeck's famous Cannery Row. On Day 6, enjoy an included Surrey bike rental and options like kayaking or visiting the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Days 7-9 San Francisco/Yosemite

Orientation walk of Union Square and Chinatown. Day 8 is a free day to explore. Visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Opt for an evening sunset sailing trip. In the afternoon on Day 9, drive to Yosemite National Park.

Day 10 Yosemite/Bishop

Hike past Yosemite's waterfalls and amongst the giant sequoias. Travel via Tioga Pass to Bishop, viewing Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers on the way.

Day 11 Death Valley/Las Vegas

Visit Death Valley—the hottest, driest and lowest spot on the continent. Carry on to Las Vegas and explore the famous strip. Opt for a limo tour or try your luck at the slots.

Day 12 Grand Canyon (1D)

Hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Opt to take a helicopter tour. Enjoy a sunset pizza dinner at the rim.

Day 13 Laughlin

Morning at the canyon, then drive Route 66. Stop at a traditional burger joint before arriving in Laughlin.

Day 14 Los Angeles

Drive back to Los Angeles for a final night on the town.

Day 15 Los Angeles

Departure day. We recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to fully experience this famous city.