California is truly an incredible destination. Diverse, exciting and beautiful with amazing cities, incredible beaches and stunning parklands, all offering more ways to enjoy your vacation than anywhere in the world.
Start: Los Angeles
Finish: San Francisco
US States you will visit: California
Highlights of this trip are:
- Los Angeles - Hollywood, Beverley Hills and beautiful beaches
- The California Coast considered one of the most scenic routes in the US
- Yosemite Park, stunning natural beauty
- San Francisco - One of the US most interesting and cosmopolitan cities
Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip includes:
- Return flights from the UK
- Car Hire - Compact Car with GPS
- Compact Car with Gold Cover - Unlimited mileage, Full tank of fuel, 3 additional drivers, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), $1 million liability coverage, Zero excess in the USA
- 1 night accommodation in Los Angeles
- 1 night accommodation in Pismo
- 1 night accommodation in Monterey
- 2 nights accommodation in Yosemite
- 2 nights accommodation in San Francisco
Day 1 - Arrive in Los Angeles
Collect car and start to explore, see the beaches of Santa Monica, the mansions of Beverly Hills, or stroll down Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Crowne Plaza LA Harbour
Day 2 - Pacific Coast Highway to Pismo 197 miles
Drive through Santa Monica and Malibu, continue to Santa Barbara, with its famous mission and palm-lined walkways. Overnight in Pismo Beach
Day 3 - Pismo to Monterey/Carmel 147 miles
Continue North and join Highway 1, renowned as one of the most scenic roadways in the US. Pass the famous Pebble Beach golf course and the quaint village of Carmel before arriving in Monterey.
Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
Day 4 - Monterey to Yosemite 178 miles
Start early, travel across California's agricultural Central Valley before ascending into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, through California's Gold country before arrival at majestic Yosemite.
Day 5 - Yosemite
A full day to explore the giant sequoias and spectacular granite rock formations of Half Dome & El Capitan. Along with a "Tunnel View" photo opportunity.
Day 6 - Yosemite to San Francisco 190 miles
Take the scenic drive to San Francisco, perhaps stopping at a Vineyard en route.
Day 7 - San Francisco
A full day to explore San Francisco and all it has to offer, options include Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square, or head just out of town crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to the charming village of Sausalito.
Day 8 - Depart from San Francisco
Return Hire Car at the airport
Crowne Plaza LA Harbour
The Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbour Hotel is located only 4 blocks from The World Cruise centre. The hotel also offers spectacular views of the Port of Los Angeles.
Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
Nestled among the magnificent pines just blocks from Monterey Bay, Hilton Garden Inn Monterey blends comfort, convenience, technology, and style. This modern hotel with an on-site restaurant puts this scenic coastal town at your fingertips. Enjoy easy access to iconic Highway 1, beautiful Monterey beaches, and Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) along with other sights and attractions.
Cedar Lodge is located just minutes from Yosemite National Park. The picturesque accommodations are friendly and affordable, perfect for a cosy and relaxing vacation with family or friends.
King George Hotel
Located just steps from Union Square, the historic King George Hotel - A Greystone Hotel offers a British-inspired ambience and exceptional service. This charming boutique hotel, built-in time for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, features all of the modern travel amenities like free Wi-Fi, business and concierge services, INTELITY in-room service tablet, valet parking and NO RESORT FEES! Relax in beautifully renovated rooms with a blend of contemporary décor and vintage accents.
Falls at Yosemite National park
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Grand Park and Los Angeles City Hall
Pacific Grove, Monterey
Yosemite National Park
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Exploratorium, San Francisco
USA Holiday Stopovers
Why not add in the 'Land of the Midnight Sun' - Iceland -on your way to your holiday in the USA. We have put together a great stopover in Iceland for 2 or 3 nights which includes accommodation and the Golden Circle Trip which includes visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall, the geo thermal area of Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
If you are travelling to the west coast of America, why not add a couple of nights stay in New York which includes accommodation and tickets for the 'Top of the Rock' observation platform for an iconic view of the city skyline. This can be done either on your way out or on the way back.
Alternative Holidays That May Interest You
Below you will find a small selection of 2022, 2023 holidays that may interest you. Remember, we tailor-make each holiday to your exact needs, so please call us on 0800 270 0009 and let one of our Holiday experts design the perfect trip for you