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Itinerary & Activities

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Itinerary map of California and the Golden West Summer 2017

Day 1 Arrive Los Angeles (2 Nights)

Welcome to Los Angeles, the city of glitz and glamour. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

Day 2 Los Angeles Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning see the best Los Angeles has to offer. Stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Drive along the Sunset Strip and stop in Santa Monica. The afternoon and evening are free.

Day 3 Los Angeles – San Diego

Head south along the coast to charming San Diego, set around a sweeping bay. Enjoy a sightseeing tour and view the beautifully restored Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park-the largest cultural complex west of the Mississippi-and Historic Old Town San Diego. It was here in 1769 that Father Junipero Serra came to establish the first of 21 missions that became the cornerstones of California.

Day 4 San Diego – Scottsdale

Leaving the coast behind you, pass through the Cleveland National Forest. Cross the Arizona state line and Colorado River, before heading to the Valley of the Sun and the fashionable resort town of Scottsdale.

Day 5 Scottsdale – Grand Canyon – Flagstaff

Continue driving through the Sonoran Desert as you head for the Grand Canyon with its unrivaled views. The grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder of the World is truly amazing. There will be time for thrilling optional flightseeing excursions by plane or helicopter. Later this afternoon, arrive in the town of Flagstaff, a famous outpost on Historic Route 66.

Day 6 Flagstaff – Historic Route 66 – Las Vegas (2 Nights)

Call in at Seligman and Kingman, two iconic outposts along the celebrated "Mother Road". Arrive in larger-than-life Las Vegas-a man-made entertainment oasis right in the middle of the desert.

Day 7 Las Vegas Free Time

Enjoy a free day in Las Vegas to pursue your own interests. Explore the grand hotels and shops or why not try one of the many optional activities available to you today?

Day 8 Las Vegas – Visalia

Drive through the stark Mojave Desert before climbing up to the Great Basin Desert and through the magnificent mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Continue through the vast plains of the San Joaquin Valley and arrive in Visalia.

Day 9 Visalia – Yosemite National Park – Modesto

Nothing can quite prepare you for the incredible scenery of Yosemite National Park. As you explore Yosemite Valley aboard an open-air tram, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking panoramas framed by the awesome granite monolith of El Capitan and iconic Half Dome. Arrive in Modesto, the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas in the nation.

Day 10 Modesto – San Francisco (2 Nights)

Travel back toward the California coast, across the Bay Bridge and into San Francisco. Enjoy a city tour that includes some of the most famous sites in this fascinating city. This evening, why not join an optional Chinatown walking tour, complete with a Chinese dinner? Continental Breakfast

Day 11 San Francisco Free Time

In the morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849. The rest of the day is set aside for you to do as you please and there are many options to choose from. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. Iconic Breakfast

Day 12 San Francisco – Carmel – Monterey – Cambria

Today, head for Monterey, California's first capital. Stop in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea and enjoy a stroll down Ocean Avenue. Drive along renowned 17 Mile Drive. Enjoy some of the most beautiful coastal scenery anywhere and watch for sea lions, sea otters and other marine life along the way. Take in the views of Pacific Grove and soak in a bit of California history at Monterey's Cannery Row before arriving at your hotel in Cambria.

Day 13 Cambria – Santa Barbara

Travel through the scenic wine country of the Central Coast before arriving at the popular Mediterranean resort town of Santa Barbara. This old mission town is famous for its Spanish look: red tiled roofs and bougainvillea-covered walls. There is time for a stroll down the main street before settling in at your hotel.

Day 14 Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles

Continue down the coast and back to Los Angeles. Soak in the sun and sea air with a stop in Venice Beach before your trip comes to an end at Los Angeles International Airport.


Things to Know

Preparing For Your Trip
  • Make Sure to Bring All of Your Important Documents: Passport, Foreign visa (if applicable), Itinerary, Trip confirmation, Airline ticket, Drivers license, Credit cards, Travel documents.

  • Vaccinations Are Required for Entry to Some Countries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) can provide you their recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.

  • Are You Taking Any Prescriptions or Other Medications? Pack enough to last your entire trip, including some extra in case you are unexpectedly delayed.

  • Insurance: Purchase travel insurance to cover yourself against unexpected situations. You never know when something might happen, so always be prepared.
While Traveling
  • Keep an eye on your belongings. Do not leave your belongings unattended in public spaces

  • Always have local cash. Not every place takes credit cards.
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