If you want to discover the 'City That Never Sleeps' and more this itinerary is perfect for you, each destination compliments one another perfectly, get back to nature at Yosemite National Park and revel in the fabulous Palm Springs hotels, the list is endless but we know you will love this fabulous itinerary.
13 Days: Starts and Ends in Los Angeles
Los Angeles - San Diego - Palm Springs - Las Vegas - Death Valley - Yosemite National Park - San Francisco - Cambria – Ventura - Los Angeles
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN LOS ANGELES
Arrive in Los Angeles, the “City of Angels”. Accommodations close to the airport. Hotel: Hilton Los Angeles Airport
DAY 2 LOS ANGELES - SAN DIEGO
Head south to the beautiful seaside city of San Diego. Along the way you can drive along the Pacific Coast Highway and visit San Juan Capistrano Mission the 7th of 21 missions in California. San Diego is set along a beautiful curving bay offering beautiful beaches, nightlife, world-class attractions, shopping and more! 127 Miles | 202 Km Hotel: The Dana on Mission Bay (Standard)
DAY 3 SAN DIEGO
A full day to explore San Diego. Visit the world famous San Diego Zoo, Sea-World, Old Town, shop in the Gaslamp Quarter or relax in one of the many beachside communities; the possibilities are endless!
DAY 4 SAN DIEGO - PALM SPRINGS
Palm Springs is a great place for shopping, eating, or relaxing by the pool. Possibilities include a tram ride up to Mt. Jacinto or a hike through Indian Canyons with waterfalls and palm trees. 155 Miles | 248 Km Hotel: Hyatt Suites Palm Springs
DAY 5 PALM SPRINGS - LAS VEGAS
On the way to Las Vegas you have the possibility of visiting Joshua Tree National Park. In the afternoon, arrive in Las Vegas. 270 Miles | 432 Km Hotel: The Venetian or The Palazzo
DAY 6 LAS VEGAS
A full day to explore the “City That Never Sleeps”. Explore the iconic casinos, cool down on a river rafting trip down the Colorado River or take an exciting helicopter tour to the West rim of Grand Canyon and experience the amazing glass Skywalk. In the evening be sure to take in one of the world-class shows!
DAY 7 LAS VEGAS - DEATH VALLEY/RIDGECREST
You will have plenty of time to explore Death Valley, a place of unexpected contrasts. See large sand dune formations, sculpted rocks, isolated valleys and volcanic craters. 140 Miles | 225 Km Hotel: Furnace Creek Ranch - Death Valley
DAY 8 DEATH VALLEY/RIDGECREST-YOSEMITE
Today you will be driving from one of the hottest regions in the world to the cool mountains that surround Yosemite National Park, a region of unusual beauty. (Tioga Pass Road is closed in winter. Tioga Pass Road is normally open June – October weather conditions permitting.) April 1 – June 10: 452 Miles | 728 Km June 11 – October 31 (via Tioga Pass): 320 Miles | 515 Km Hotel: Yosemite View Lodge (Riverview)
DAY 9 YOSEMITE - SAN FRANCISCO
Continue on to San Francisco, where you will spend two nights. 200 Miles | 320 Km Hotel: Handlery Union Square (Historic Section)
DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO
A full day to explore San Francisco: Union Square, Nob Hill, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy a breathtaking ride on a cable car, rent a bike, take a bay cruise or visit the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.
DAY 11 SAN FRANCISCO - CAMBRIA
Along the rugged California Coast make stops at scenic vista points, Big Sur and state parks with trails leading to waterfalls and redwoods. Arrive to Cambria a seaside village located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on Highway 1. Time permitting you may wish to tour the famous Hearst Castle located just north of Cambria in San Simeon. 215 Miles | 347 Km Hotel: Cambria Pines Lodge (Large Suite)
DAY 12 CAMBRIA - VENTURA
On the way to Ventura you can visit the Danish village of Solvang and Santa Barbara located on beautiful sloping hills above the Pacific with delightful historic Spanish-colonial architecture, lots of shopping charming restaurants and coffee shops and a beautiful white sand beach. Overnight in Ventura the southern-most part of California’s Central Coast. 178 Miles | 286 Km Hotel: Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
DAY 13 VENTURA - LOS ANGELES
After a leisurely morning in Ventura return to Los Angeles where a memorable holiday comes to an end.
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