San Francisco to Los Angeles Express

8 days,San Francisco to Los Angeles

Experience the bright lights of Las Vegas, hike Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, stargaze in Los Angeles, drive along Route 66, camp in nature under the stars.

Las Vegas, San Francisco, LA and the quest for the perfect burger—all that’s missing from this quintessentially American experience is a ballgame and mom’s apple pie. Promising unfiltered fun from dawn to dusk in some of the West’s best locales, this trip mixes downtown excitement with all-natural, full-contact thrills exploring the Grand Canyon and camping under the stars in Yosemite National Park. All this in just one reasonably-priced week? This is America, the land of opportunity! Believe in the impossible.

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.
  • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • Orientation walk in Las Vegas
  • Visit to secluded hot springs in Bishop
  • Sunset at the rim in Grand Canyon
  • Visit to London Bridge in Lake Havasu
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD50-75 for meals not included.)
  • Air-conditioned private touring van
  • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.
  • Hotels/hostels (3 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (4 nts).

Add to Your Experience

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

The Grand Canyon helicopter ride is a must! Enjoy a bird's-eye view as you fly over the canyon, taking in the stark contrast of the the blue-green Colorado River against the thousand shades of red rock found in the canyon. From above you can fully appreciate the greatness of the gorge and see why it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Muir Woods & Sonoma Wine Country Tour

Make the most of your time on the West Coast and be blown away by the tallest trees in the world, the Coastal Redwoods. Wander through the paths between the trees and marvel at their size, then head to Sonoma wine country and enjoy a relaxing afternoon tasting some of California’s famous wine.

Napa & Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

Wine enthusiasts shouldn't miss this tour that includes visits to both the famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. On this educational tour, you'll walk through the vineyards, view the wine caves, and watch a wine-making demonstration. There'll also be plenty of time to taste the nectar of the gods!

Alternative Trips

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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Los Angeles to San Francisco. See Los Angeles to San Francisco Express


Day 1San Francisco

Arrive at any time.

Day 2San Francisco/Yosemite National Park(1D)

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America's most popular cities. Drive into the Sierras amongst the beautiful mountains.

Day 3Yosemite National Park/Bishop(1B, 1L, 1D)

Set off on a hike through beautiful scenery such as waterfalls and giant sequoias. A drive through the Tioga Pass provides scenic views of Yosemite's peaks. Stargaze at secluded hot springs.

Day 4Bishop/Las Vegas(1B, 1L)

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley NP. Explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Take an optional VIP party limo ride.

Day 5Las Vegas/Grand Canyon(1D)

Travel Route 66 and cruise towards the Grand Canyon. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight, then take in a sunset at the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Day 6Grand Canyon/Lake Havasu(1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike around the grandest of canyons, then continue to Lake Havasu and cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River.

Day 7Lake Havasu/Los Angeles(1B, 1L)

Take a short hike in Joshua Tree NP amongst the boulders and famous Joshua trees. Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the drive into California's most glamorous city.

Day 8Los Angeles

Depart at any time.

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