Western Treasures

17 day Self Drive with flights - from £2,299

San Francisco | Monterey | Santa Barbara | Los Angeles | San Diego | Las Vegas | Zion | Bryce Canyon | Lake Powell | Grand Canyon

Your road trip starts in San Francisco, where you can explore the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Alcatraz Island before hitting the road.

From San Francisco, take a trip down the Pacific Coast Highway visiting Monterey and Santa Barbara, before arriving in Los Angeles - the entertainment capital of the world - a few days later. Visit Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Venice Beach, and catch a glimpse of the famous Hollywood sign. Continue your journey south to San Diego, where you can explore Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, and the beautiful beaches of La Jolla.

After soaking up the sun in San Diego, it's time to head inland to the bright lights of Vegas. Take in the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip, visit the iconic Bellagio Fountains, and try your luck at the casinos. From Las Vegas, it's time to venture into nature as you make your way to Zion National Park.

Zion National Park boasts stunning views with towering cliffs, deep canyons, and rushing rivers. Hike the famous Angel's Landing trail or the Narrows for breath-taking beauty. Visit Bryce Canyon National Park for unique hoodoo rock formations. Head to Lake Powell for picturesque canyons and crystal-clear waters. The trip culminates at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, where hiking the Bright Angel Trail or taking a helicopter tour offers a different perspective.

This road trip is a journey of contrasts, from the bustling cities to the quiet solitude of the national parks. It's a chance to experience the diversity of the western United States and to create unforgettable memories along the way.

This Holiday Includes

  • Flights Return flights from the UK
  • Car Hire 17 Days Car Hire
  • Hotels 16 Nights Accommodation
  • Days 17 Days


Full Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive San Francisco, California

    Hotel: Hotel Zeppelin 4*

    Upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport, you can collect your rental car and proceed towards the "City by the Bay."

  • Day 2

    Monterey, California - 122 Miles

    Hotel: InterContinental The Clement Monterey 4*

    Start your morning drive by heading towards Monterey via Castroville. Explore the famous Cannery Row, which was popularized by John Steinbeck's novel, and the charming village of Carmel. Marvel at the magnificent views of the rugged coastline and the Pacific Ocean along the 17-Mile Drive before making your way to your hotel for the night.

  • Day 3

    Santa Barbara, California - 238 Miles

    Hotel: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort 4*

    Travel further south on the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway that winds along central California's coastline. This route begins in Monterey and takes you through Big Sur, where mountains dramatically descend into the Pacific Ocean. As you continue down the coast, the landscape transitions into oak-studded hills as you pass by Hearst Castle and eventually reach Morro Bay. A short drive inland from Morro Bay lies San Luis Obispo, the heart of the Central Coast. From here, venture southward to Oxnard, taking in the stunning scenery of Pismo Beach, rolling countryside of inland agricultural valleys, and the enchanting city of Santa Barbara, often likened to the American Riviera.

  • Day 4

    Los Angeles, California - 84 Miles

    Hotel: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel 4*

    Embark on another breath-taking coastal drive today, passing through the stunning Malibu and the charming seaside town of Santa Monica before arriving in Los Angeles with ample time to indulge in the city's glitz and glamour. Marvel at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive – some of the city's most iconic landmarks.

    The next morning, you'll embark on a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles, including the trendy Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood, and upscale Beverly Hills. You'll have the opportunity to stop at the "finish line" of the historic Route 66, view the iconic Californian lifeguard tower popularized by "Baywatch," stroll along the Boulevard of Stars, and snap a memorable photo of the famous Hollywood sign. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring the city on your own or opt to join an excursion to Universal Studios, where you can discover how movies are made.

  • Day 6

    San Diego, California - 134 Miles

    Hotel: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina 4*

    Head south this morning to Anaheim, the hub of fun in Orange County. Spend the day surrounded by iconic characters and classic attractions at the original Disneyland Park or its companion park, Disney California Adventure Park (optional, fees apply). Alternatively, visit the oldest theme park in the United States, Knott's Berry Farm, which is steeped in Old West history and features thrilling rides (optional, fees apply). You can also choose from a plethora of other exciting attractions in Anaheim before continuing your journey south to San Diego.

    San Diego, known for its cool breezes, tranquil waters, and world-renowned beaches, warmly welcomes visitors from all corners of the globe. Enjoy a full day discovering some of San Diego's top attractions, including Balboa Park, Old Town, Coronado Beach, the San Diego Zoo, and Seaport Village.

  • Day 8

    Las Vegas, Nevada - 329 Miles

    Hotel: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton 4.5*

    Travel north today, passing by Lake Elsinore and through the picturesque town of Temecula, where you can revel in the scenic rolling hills and vineyards before making your way to Las Vegas – one of the world's most beloved adult playgrounds.

    You'll have two full days at your leisure to either take a brief drive to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam or opt for an optional day trip by air to witness one of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world – the Grand Canyon. The canyon is unparalleled in form, glowing colours, and geological significance. It stretches for 277 miles, averages 10 miles in width from rim to rim, and plunges to a depth of 5,700 feet. It's a breath-taking experience that you won't want to miss.

  • Day 11

    Zion National Park, Utah - 188 Miles

    Hotel: Zion Mountain Ranch 3*

    Depart from the awe-inspiring Las Vegas and journey through the desert towards the Colorado Plateau, where a world of natural wonders awaits in the National Parks. You'll pass through the city of St. George and the delightful town of Springdale before reaching Zion National Park. Upon arrival, you'll have a full afternoon to discover the park's remarkable canyons and explore its various trails, which cater to every level of ability.

  • Day 12

    Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - 60 Miles

    Hotel: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon 3*

    Journey to central Utah to marvel at the awe-inspiring hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. These majestic rock formations, created by nature's artistic erosion, come in varying shades of red and are formed into stunning pinnacles and spires, standing out even more beautifully against the blue skies of the region. You'll have the option to explore the canyon either by foot or on horseback, and during the summer months, you might even be able to catch a local rodeo for some added fun.

  • Day 13

    Lake Powell, Arizona - 150 Miles

    Hotel: Ticaboo Lodge 3*

    Don't miss the breath-taking sunrise at Bryce Point, where the sun's first rays illuminate the red rock formations, creating a stunning display of colours. After taking in the views, continue your journey south through Utah, passing by the picturesque town of Kanab, famous for its western films. Your next destination is Page, where you can marvel at the impressive Glen Canyon Dam and the sparkling blue waters of Lake Powell. Take a cruise on the lake in the afternoon or evening to fully appreciate its beauty.

  • Day 14

    Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona - 138 Miles

    Hotel: Bright Angel Lodge 4*

    Before heading to the Grand Canyon, consider taking a guided tour of the colourful and picturesque slot canyons of Antelope Canyon. These sandstone canyons are a must-see for photographers. After the tour, drive a short distance to the Grand Canyon, one of the world's natural wonders. Take a leisurely walk along the rim of the canyon or join a ranger-led talk to learn more about its history and geology. For a different perspective, consider taking a thrilling helicopter flight above the canyon.

    Spend a full day at your leisure exploring one of the world's most remarkable natural wonders, the breath-taking Grand Canyon, on an optional air day trip. With its awe-inspiring form, vivid colours, and geological significance, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is an unrivalled sight to behold. Stretching 277 miles long and averaging 10 miles wide from rim to rim, the canyon boasts a depth of 5,700 feet. Take in the stunning vistas from various viewpoints, hike along the trails, or even embark on a helicopter tour for a unique perspective.

  • Day 16

    Las Vegas, Nevada - 275 Miles

    Hotel: The LINQ Hotel & Casino 4*

    Today, depart from the magnificent Grand Canyon and head towards the west. Pass through Williams and Kingman, which are known for their association with the historic Route 66, and reach Hoover Dam, one of Arizona's hidden gems. Hoover Dam, the largest public works project in the history of the U.S., sits astride the mighty Colorado River, forming the border between Nevada and Arizona, and provides essential water and power to the Southwest. Afterward, proceed to Las Vegas, Nevada, a city that requires no introduction.

  • Day 17

    Depart Las Vegas, Nevada

    Take the morning to enjoy a final stroll along the iconic Las Vegas strip before returning your rental car at the airport in preparation for your scheduled departure flight.

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