Highlights of the West Adventure

7 Days /  6 Nights

Highlights of the West Adventure

7 Days / 6 Nights
Departures: April - October 2024

From $3,228 AUD
Trip Style
Group Travel

Cultural

Departure city: Los Angeles, USA
End city: Las Vegas, USA

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Explore the marvellous West of the United States on this 7-day road trip adventure that will take you to world-famous cities and landmarks including San Francisco Bay, Lake Powell, Golden Gate Bridge, Las Vegas, the unique Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon, and Zion National Parks.

Trip

Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing around Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Las Vegas
  • Explore Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Zion National Parks
  • Cruise on world-famous Lake Powell and San Francisco Bay
Trip

Inclusions

accommodation style
6 Nights Accommodation
budget hotels
Meals
6 breakfasts 
Extras
All National Park entrance fees
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Transport
Air-conditioned bus or shuttles
Guide
Professional tour guide
  • Airport transfers
  • Airfare
  • Other meals & drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Trip

Itinerary

Departure Time: 06:30 - 07:00 am

 

Travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco

 

This morning, make your way to the meeting point in Los Angeles to start your adventure! Drive north to the spectacular California coast and make your first stop in Santa Barbara to visit a Spanish mission, before heading to Solvang, a quaint Danish community where you can browse the local shops. Head north to the world-famous 17-mile drive for a beautiful vista of the California coastline. Continue your road trip to Carmel, home of the actor Clint Eastwood and enjoy some free time, before heading on to Silicon Valley. Overnight in San Francisco.

Explore San Francisco & Transfer to Yosemite

 

Today you will understand why San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Start your tour at Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise on the world-famous bay, pass under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island. Return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch (not included) before an afternoon city tour that will take you to all its famous landmarks. Finish your day with a gorgeous view of the city from the Bay Bridge. Overnight in Modesto.

 

Meals: B

Explore Yosemite National Park

 

Today head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park, a wonderland of forests, lakes and waterfalls located in the Sierra Nevada. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls and Half Dome, before continuing for a walk from the Yosemite Visitor Center to reach Yosemite Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in North America. Overnight at Stevenson Ranch.

 

Meals: B

Transfer from Yosemite to Las Vegas

 

Today’s route goes east through the desert and Death Valley, to arrive at the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. Stop for lunch (not included) at the outlet mall in Barstow, which is filled with all the famous brand names. In the evening take a tour of the strip to see some of the truly amazing hotels and superstructures that are built in the middle of the desert. Finish the day at your leisure, choosing between one of the many shows in town, or trying your luck at one of the many casinos. Overnight in Las Vegas.

 

Meals: B

Visit the Grand Canyon

 

Start your day travelling southeast through the desert and the Navajo Indian Reservation, before getting to the South bank of one of the 7 wonders of the world; the famous Grand Canyon. Wander along the south bank and learn how the Colorado River carved its way down to the sea, creating this wonderland for geologists. After lunch (not included), continue along the canyon, stopping at some of the many Native American market places to browse handmade arts and crafts. Overnight stay at Page.

 

Meals: B

Lake Powell Cruise & Bryce Canyon

 

Enjoy your breakfast this morning before heading to Lake Powell, one of the most beautiful lakes in America. Enjoy a boat cruise and see the hundreds of private coves and the famous salt pillars and arches that are unique to the area. After the cruise, head west to Bryce Canyon and see amazing rock and sand sculptures honed to perfection over the thousands of years worth of rainfall, wind, and sunshine. Overnight at Kanab or Cedar City.

 

Meals: B

Zion National Park & Return to Las Vegas

 

After enjoying your breakfast this morning, head to Zion National Park, a name given by the Mormon community who settled in the area and claimed that visiting the park is like a religious experience. The vastness of the mountains and silence of the wilderness will make you feel like you have been transported to another time and place. Wander the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park, before your transfer to Las Vegas, arriving in the evening where your tour ends, or opt for a late-night return to Los Angeles for an extra cost.

 

Meals: B

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Add on to this tour

Why stop there, the USA has a lot of places to visit and experiences to have, so talk to us today about extending your USA adventure with another tour, cruise, independent itinerary or a self-drive holiday adventure.

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